The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) in the United States has published a guide to Intellectual Property Law. The I’ve Got an Idea! handbook is aimed at jewelry businesses interested in how to protect their intellectual property. "Understanding intellectual property law is extremely important for any business,” said JVC President and CEO Cecilia Gardner.
The guide includes information on intellectual property topics, including protecting jewelry designs through copyright law, protecting brand names, slogans and logos through trademark law, and designs that can be protected through patent law. It also covers the steps for applying to register a trademark or copyright.