I have been working on a unique design for sneakers that I would like to have Patented, but it would still need to be manufactured in China (Pricing). I have spoken to numerous people that currently deal with Chinese manufacturers and yes it can be tough at times. Because it is a special new design it will probably need a complete new production line, sampling etc. I was fortunate to visit a large shoe factory in Cape Town earlier this year, but they manufacture a different range. (My design is canvas based shoe - Converse type).
Would there be any reputable company or organisation that could assist me in the project. There are plenty of companies on the web that promise to take you patent have it licensed and make a success of your design. They charge huge fees for applications etc. but of course we all now how they operate, they won't do nothing but will drain your account and keep on promising you how close they are to getting a contract. As long as you keep on paying.
thanks in advance.