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East meets west: Fashion manufacture in China

Published 21.02.07 at 18:30

You've designed a cutting-edge fashion item or a full collection, and you're aiming to manufacture in China. What are the steps needed to go about this? You might need to register your brand to protect it against copying, and you'll also need to draw up a contract with your manufacturer and distributor outlining clear details on how you plan to work together. All this may or may not be as straightforward as you think.

This podcast provides information on how to find out about support for UK businesses that are planning to manufacture in China, and what to look out for to avoid infringements and to make sure everything's above board.

Speakers include Naazneen Schmittzehe, IP lawyer at Hamlins, and Colin Allaway from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS).

The event took place at the East Space, London College of Fashion on February 2007.

This podcast is downloadable in two parts.

Please note that these podcasts discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. They provide general information only and are not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

Photo credit: Robert Scoble  

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