The factories in China that we work with are based on very strong, long term relationships. We are always careful to protect our client’s intellectual property by ensuring that the factory personnel we work with will not violate the trust we place on them to not allow IP to be used for any production of products other than the product we produce for you.
Also, in an effort to stem the tide of counterfeit products, the Chinese government has put procedures in place that require factories to show proof of authorization to produce products with licensed properties before they are allowed to be exported out of the country.
Depending who you’re selling your products to (mass market, independent stores, online retailers, etc.), product liability insurance may be required. It’s a very good idea to have this insurance, but it can be expensive. But, the stakes increase depending upon the type of product you are bringing to market, and the age grading of your product.
The very last thing you want to be faced with is a product liability lawsuit, as the financial risk to your business or your personal assets can be enormous. Talk to an insurance professional about this- it will be time well spent.
This is a really important area where proper research and advice is critically important. You should definitely get good legal advice from a lawyer. Any cost you’ll incur in this area will be money very well spent. It’s all about liability, protection of personal assets, tax issues, and meeting legal requirements. Laws vary from among states, provinces, and countries.
Yes. There are safety standard and Customs requirements. Here’s what you need to include on the back of the box:
- Your company name and address
- The words “ Made In China “
- Batch Code (this also needs to be included on a main component of the game)
- A UPC barcode would be a swell idea- most retail chains won’t carry a product that doesn’t have a barcode.
- Other markings may be required based on age grade or what’s included in the game. We can help you figure it out.