1. How does the submission process work?

Simply review and agree to the submission agreement, fill out our submission form, and sit back. The Umbra design team will review your idea, and contact you within 4-6 weeks.

2. What do I receive if my design is selected?

If your design is selected, we will be in touch!
You will receive a royalty on the product’s sales, with three tiers of advances depending on development checkpoints (selected by our team, intent to manufacture, and product on the shelf). Should your product not make it to final production, you can keep your advances and we will release the idea back to you.

3. How am I protected legally?

As part of the Submission Agreement, we agree to not disclose your concept during our review process. If your concept is selected, you will be asked to sign and review a Royalty Agreement whereupon the rights to your invention are transferred to us while we try to push it towards manufacturing. If we are unable to move to production within that period, your idea will be released from us back to you.

4. Can I withdraw my submission at any time?

You may withdraw your submission after 60 days from the date of your submission. This is to give us a window of time to review your submission.

5. Have submissions ever made it to market?

Yes! We have produced hundreds of products from external designers over the past 20+ years.

If you have any further questions that were unanswered, please contact us at design.withus@umbra.com