Simple! When you sign up and upload a design you’re automatically able to access the global network of manufacturers that are registered with us. For free! You can search for a contact or simply wait to be found. Once a manufacturer agrees to license, produce and sell your design you can begin to earn money from royalty fees. Via our site, your own brand shop and website blogs and social media hooks we’ll help you become established so you can build your brand.
We respect your individual choices. If you’re looking for manufacturers to partner with to build your design into a product, are willing to license your design in exchange for lifetime royalties, your best option is to choose “This design can be licensed by partnering manufacturers.” You’ll list your design on the platform so that interested manufacturers will be able to contact you to begin partnership. This is the best choice to reap the full benefits of our platform. If you’re not interested in licensing your designs, that’s OK! You can still use our platform at absolutely no cost to join our community of designers and market yourself and your brand online. To do that choose “This design is not available for licensing. Only for marketing purposes.” Finally, if you believe you have a particularly interesting design or an invention you can submit it to our Disignir Committee. Choose: “This design can be submitted to our Disignir brand. Exclusive and not accessible to the public." The application will be completely private and no one but our committee of experts will view your design. A limited number of chosen projects will be licensed by Disignir affiliated brand. Our manufacturers will produce the sample and we’ll help you launch the product.
Listing your design for licensing will help manufacturers find you and establish partnerships. If you want to earn lifetime royalties for your design or invention and not worry about having to search for the right producer, cover production costs and the marketing overhead to launch your product, that’s the right choice for you. We’ve designed this platform with you, the Designer, in mind to help you establish life-long relationships with accredited manufacturers. Choosing to list your design for licensing will help you reap the most benefits out of our service.
Classify your design or invention in the “Other” category and we’ll do our best to add an appropriate category for your design.
You can easily restrict which images are visible to the public and which ones are visible to manufacturers only. You can also share files/images with your partnering manufacturer only. That section is found in tab “Files” in the last step of the “Upload design” process.
To protect our users, we will take the necessary precautionary steps to ensure that every designer and every manufacturer registered on our site is legitimate and that no inappropriate material is posted on our site.
As we increase our base of contacts in the industry, on a best effort basis we will attempt to contact manufacturers of your choice to promote your designs. We do not guarantee any results of our queries - specifically that you will get to partner with any particular manufacturer. We can only try to gauge their interest!
Absolutely, both parties are obligated to deliver on the contract terms.
A manufacturer is bound to contract terms to make the prototype within six months and sell your product within 12 months from the time of signing the licensing agreement. The contract will be in default if these conditions are not met.
Disignir will collect information on all the sales the manufacturer has made and bill the manufacturer for your royalty fee share. Provided your proceeds exceed $100, every three months Disignir will send you a check for your royalty share.
We do not charge designers of our community for the use of our platform to connect to factories. But when a licensing deal is made, we collect 0.2% of total royalty proceeds.
Not only do we help match you with appropriate manufacturers but also make your licensing process very simple. Avoid legal fees inherent in licensing deals and enjoy our hassle free, reliable payment system.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the description of the manufacturer type you are looking for or the name of the category you would like us to add. We’ll work as fast as possible to get it added.
On your design page, you can click "Edit design" as a design owner. You can delete all the design images/files and remove content. After you have done it. The design will no longer be available. Only the design ID got left in our system as a placeholder. Our system will clean it up once we confirm that there is no comment, your private project management or your private team tied to the design, and this design has not been legally licensed to your partner.
You will always own the Design IP until you sell your design IP to the buyer, and you will have to sign a contract before that takes place. If you just want to license it, you will always be the owner of the design and holds the IP since you only assign the exclusive Rights to your licensee.
No, you can't use our predefined licensing agreement to do it. We don't believe any manufacturer would like to take the risk to license a design and do all the work without proper protection. Also, it will be too risky for us to manage the agreements as well. However, it doesn't mean you can not try to negotiate with the MFRs if you think that is possible. As far as our platform and pre-defined free legal contract, we can't automate the steps due to the confusion. If you need custom legal contracts between parties, our attorneys are able to help with some legal fees.
Yes, if the manufacturer(s) sends you the Licensing Request, you can review the manufacturer profile website, and you can also review the standard contract that they have signed. After reviewing the manufacturer(s) and the contract, you can choose to Accept or Decline. To accept it, your online digital signature will be needed for each agreement.
You want to license your design to a manufacturer/brand to earn your loyalty fee. You can set the % of the loyalty, and we have a standard contract for you (licensor) and manufacturer/brand (licensee) to sign digitally. For the terms and detail of the contract, please see the design license contract in your design profile. With this model, you will always be the owner of the design and IP, but you give the exclusive rights to the manufacturer or your licensee to build and sell the product. You will be able to sell it as well, but your licensee will be the exclusive party to produce it.
You are looking to sell your design IP completely for one price as a seller. Once you sell the design, the buyer will be the new design owner and owns all the legal right in the future. You will no longer be the design owner since ownership will be transferred along with all the IP and Patent if any.
You offer all potential retailers or wholesalers to sell your products to their buyers for you. Mainly for you to promote your product to retailers and/wholesalers assuming you don’t distribute your product by yourself. Just a way to market your product in the B2B network. Retailers/wholesalers will have to contact you directly through the built-in messaging system. We will randomly promote your product to retailers and wholesalers in our network.
It is a way for other to know you are seeking for an incubator to help you. You might be contacted directly by any investor who visits your design page. Or, you might get accepted by our incubator program.