HELPING TO INSPIRE YOUR CREATIVITY
Invention is the backbone of the toy industry. To help support and guide toy inventors and designers, TIA offers the following resources:
TIA TOY INVENTOR AND DESIGNER GUIDE
TIA’s Toy Inventor and Designer Guide (third edition) is an extensive how-to pamphlet outlining the steps involved in developing, protecting, selling or manufacturing a new invention or design in the highly competitive toy industry. Also provided in the Guide are references to safety information and a list of resources (in the form of organizations, publications and websites) that will provide further information and assistance for aspiring toy inventors.
TIA DIRECTORY OF INVENTORS AND DESIGNERS
TIA’s Directory of Inventors and Designers lists inventors and designers who provide service to the toy and youth entertainment industries. Each listing includes contact information, year of establishment, and areas of expertise.
TIA INVENTOR MEMBERSHIP
National Inventors Month
During National Inventors Month (May 2014), TIA published a series of
articles that examine various industry opportunities and challenges
facing today’s toy inventors and designers:
In addition, Ronald Weingartner, co-author of The Toy and Game Inventor’s Handbook, offers his Top 10 Tips for toy inventors and designers.
Interested in joining TIA as an inventor?
Any North American-based corporation, partnership or individual involved in the design, development or sale of a new toy invention or design is eligible for TIA membership.
View complete list of member benefits
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SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TOY INVENTORS AND DESIGNERS
TIA is proud to support the toy design departments of the Fashion Institute of Technology
in New York City and Otis College of Art and Design
in Los Angeles through scholarship grants and student membership
Toy Industry Association
1115 Broadway, Suite 400
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (646) 454-5585