Consider filing a copyright registration for any illustrations/artwork of your name. The name itself is not generally susceptible to copyright, but the expression of the name, in the form of a unique label can be copyright protected
Re insurance, if your partnership is not a legal entity (LLC
, LP, LLP
or INC), then insurance is a must, because general partners are liable for the acts and omissions of other partners done in the partnership's name, and that liability extends to all of each partner's personal assets. So, consider forming a legal entity to protect yourselves from unlimited liability.
Also, if you establish any offices or manufacturing outside of Oregon, you will become subject to the income and sales tax laws of the other jurisdiction
. Whereas if you only sell your product from Oregon and ship to other jurisdictions, you are not subject to the other jurisdictional sales tax laws.
You must also adhere to FDA
food labeling regulations. See this link.
Oregon may have additional requirements, as may other jurisdictions.
And, depending upon the ingredients, you may have obligations under the USDA, as well as Oregon state health law for food manufacturing.
Hope this helps.
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