When you approach me with a product, expressing your intention to create a version under your own brand, it's important to understand that I lack information regarding its design origins, potential patents, or existing trademarks. This crucial domain of knowledge rests squarely on your shoulders. It becomes your prerogative to ascertain the product's design origins and its legal status in terms of patents and trademarks. In the event that the factory proceeds to manufacture the product according to your requested alterations, and subsequently you encounter complaints concerning counterfeiting or intellectual property violations, it becomes your responsibility to address and resolve these issues.
Throughout our collaboration, I make a concerted effort to pose probing questions aimed at clarifying these intricacies during the planning phase. However, it has come to my attention that certain sellers exhibit adeptness in evading direct responses to such inquiries. Nevertheless, it remains of utmost importance for us to engage in open and transparent communication, ensuring that the creation of your branded product is both legally compliant and ethically sound. Ultimately, the onus lies with you to navigate the landscape of design ownership, patents, trademarks, and potential legal ramifications to safeguard the integrity of your brand and the products it offers.