Packaging design must conform to any relevant government legislation and regulatory standards. The countries, states, and regions in which the product is manufactured, packaged, transported, and sold, and to which it is exported or imported, may all have their own laws and regulations pertaining to packaging design. Product labeling, including ingredients, nutritional information, product claims, and bar codes; specific structural and material compliance; and brand logo and/or trademark registry are among the legal issues of concern to packaging designers.
The client is ultimately responsible for all legal and regulatory issues; however, the designer must be knowledgeable about them and able to ensure that all legal requirements as they relate to a packaging design assignment have been met.
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Running afoul of such guidelines can be a serious matter with legal ramifications, so no packaging design should go to market before a legal authority approves the final design. Local, state, federal, and global ...