AMWAY does not permit repackaging of its products. AMWAY products are to be sold only in their original packages as manufactured by Access Business Group. Under no circumstances is a person authorised to repackage AMWAY products into new containers bearing the AMWAY name.
The reasons are as follows:
(1) ‘AMWAY’ is the registered trademark of Alticor Inc. and is an extremely valuable asset. Accordingly, AMWAY will not permit persons to market any product under the AMWAY name which was not manufactured and packaged at AMWAY.
(2) Laws contain detailed provisions as to what must be included in the labelling of products. These laws also limit the claims which can be made about a product. AMWAY carefully follows these rules and regulations. They are extremely complicated and change from time to time. An individual IBO is in no position to keep abreast of the current status. Accordingly, an amateur attempting to develop his own packaging is very likely to unintentionally violate labelling laws. Use of the AMWAY name on such repackaging not only puts the packager in jeopardy, but may also make AMWAY liable to possible penalty under the laws of the country.
(3) Each product packaged by AMWAY is prepared under precise specifications. Whenever a repackaging operation is undertaken, there is always a possibility of contamination or adulteration of the product. Repackaging of any product is subject to the same laws and regulations governing manufacturing practices as are the original manufacturing and packaging operations.
(4) The sizes in which AMWAY makes its products available have been determined after very careful consideration. If other persons (including IBOs) were permitted to repackage into sizes other than those made available by AMWAY, this would undoubtedly cause considerable confusion among IBOs and customers.