Throughout July 2010, the BTHA hosted three regional member meetings that took place in Leeds, Birmingham and Bracknell.
The meetings were designed to offer practical knowledge on a range of issues facing our membership, and were free to attend.
Details of the day’s presentations can be viewed below.
Natasha Crookes and Roland Earl, BTHA
- New member services for the BTHA – How and where to find information from the Association to make the most of your membership
- Make Time 2 Play – A BTHA initiative to promote the value of play
Jerry Burnie, I-Q-S and BTHA Safety Advisor
- The role and structure of the Toy Safety Committee and the Toy Safety Advisory Service
- An update on the Toy Safety Directive
- Guidance and where to find advice from the BTHA
Vince Shiers Ph.D, RQA and Scott Keane / Michael Crabtree, Crisis Management Division, Chartis Insurance
- The benefits of recall planning
- Recall examples and numbers
- Product recall insurance – triggers and cover
Josh Wong, Partner, DLA Piper, Litigation & Regulatory Advice
- Contracting with Chinese parties: Key issues to consider when entering into contracts with Chinese parties. How effective are contracts under Chinese law at protecting foreign buyers?
- Effective Dispute Resolution in China: Best way to resolve disputes with Chinese parties and legal and practical options available to foreign buyers in dispute with Chinese suppliers.
- Establishing a Presence in China (Joint Venture or Wholly Owned Subsidiary): Potential advantages in having your own sourcing or trading company in China.
Chris Tulley, Partner, DLA Piper, Intellectual Property & Technology
- Which Intellectual Property Rights Protect Toys?
- Google Adwords: Is it acceptable to use a competitor’s trade mark in Internet keyword advertising?
- One Bite At The Cherry: The wider impact of trade mark revocation and opposition proceedings.
James Dorrell, Giraffe Innovation
- How to avoid the pitfalls of knee jerk sustainability decisions and the changing environmental climate
- Design advice: how to use the new BTHA Footprinting & Sustainability Decision Making Tool
- Practical exercise: re-designing a product using the framework