How to find the right manufacturer

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shazzaree
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30 Aug 11 01:43:17 am
hi,

how do i find a manufacturer to produce baby bibs of my own design?

I need someone that is honest and reliable, hassle free. I have never done this before. Preferably someone in china but open to other countries.

How do i protect my design as well?

Thanks

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richelle_salehoo
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30 Aug 11 03:25:48 am
Hi Sherrie,

After at least an hour of searching, I'm sorry to say that we don't have any manufacturers for bibs or baby products in our directory. But I did find a company that was previously suggested by Frank aka fm123, ProjectAsia.com - They are like an agent that will help you find the right Chinese manufacturers for your product. I think this company will help you find a good manufacturer as opposed to searching on the net especially as you mentioned this is your first time :)

You can protect your design by applying for a design patent. I think this guide should help you understand how to apply for one and also has a link to guidelines that you need to comply with - Link hidden: Login to view

You might also find the tips in this thread helpful - Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps and good luck! Looking forward to your updates :)


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irene_salehoo
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31 Aug 11 04:06:26 am
Hi Sherrie,

There's one manufacturer in UK that allows patterns of your choice to be screen printed on their blank bibs Link hidden: Login to view This one is outside of the directory, but the site has been registered since 1999!

As for protecting your designs, I found this relevant info for Australia,
if you intend to mass produce or make multiple copies of items, you should rely on design law rather than copyright law. The Designs Act generally requires registration. Copyright and design laws overlap to some extent. These laws are complex and given the danger of the publicity trap and prior publication, it is wise to seek commercial legal advice before seeking protection, publishing or manufacturing your artistic work.

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Hope this helps. :)


Irene

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