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Marketing original designs


#1

Hello all

I have designed a piece of jewellery for Breast Cancer…and it is
not a ribbon. I think…of course…that it has great potential.

I am a small jeweller and am afraid of putting any of my original
designs on line for fear that those who are bigger and faster than I
will get them into the market place before I can even say boo. I
know of copyright laws but we know they are not always respected.

So the question is…??.. I of course want to grow. Do I try to
find a Jewellery Rep…and who… Do I advertise on Ganoksin :slight_smile:

Thanks for your suggestions
Simone


#2

Hello Simone,

here we go again with this copy issue -) As soon as money is the
difference making factor in an item, NOTHING is safe anymore. There
will be always somebody in this world who will copy an item if money
is involved showing no scrupules. What we do in my country is sending
an item to your own address to have a proven date of origin as an
evidence of your design.

Good luck and I hope you can make it.

Have fun and enjoy
Pedro


#3
What we do in my country is sending an item to your own address to
have a proven date of origin as an evidence of your design. 

It may be what you do in your country but this is a load of hooey in
the USA, and I have a feeling it isn’t much different in yours if
you look at the actual laws regarding copyright. Read the Orchid
archives. This topic has been discussed repeatedly and the old wives
tales (of which this is one) have been debunked repeatedly.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
www.spirerjewelers.com


#4

i thought the subject of this thread was “marketing original
designs” so i would expect the response to read somthing like this!
(not an argument about copywrite ) well first you spend truckloads of
money on advertising of all types , or you try to get a famous person
to wear your jewelry to the oscars awards or maybee ??? you could
loan it to a newsanchor personality to wear on camera while they do
the evening news broadcast. or you could give talks at clubs and
organizations specifically about jewelry design

soooo… how about some suggestions to top these for "marketing"
you know, the act presenting an item or product to consumers ???
hmmmm ?

goo


#5

Daniel,

there are no copyright laws on jewelry in Belgium but you don’t have
to believe me. There is a company who will help you IF you’re a
member of there organisation. If not, you’re pulling the short one!

Goldsmith is not even a profession as such in Belgium! It is covered
as art. A jeweller however is one.

I’m passing but I don’t know the laws in your country.
I’m trying to give Simone an ohters an idea to help them out, nothing
more nothing less.

I will think twice or more next time bevore I pass on
Yepp, I got the message, thanks.

Pedro


#6

I didn’t want to open up the copyright issue again…it was more how
to get my ideas to reps…is that the best idea?

I followed the clasp-link discussion just recently, should my plan
of attack/thinking be the same?


#7
there are no copyright laws on jewelry in Belgium but you don't
have to believe me. 

Jewelry falls under art copyright laws in the US and I have a
feeling (although no direct knowledge) that it may be the same in
Belgium. I would look at the copyright laws regarding art. Isn’t
Belgium part of the EU now? If it is I’m pretty certain that any
copyright laws under the EU would apply as well and I’m pretty
certain that they are fairly extensive.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
www.spirerjewelers.com


#8
What we do in my country is sending an item to your own address to
have a proven date of origin as an evidence of your design. 

The UK IP official website states-Consider giving a copy of the work
to a solicitoror bank to keep or post it ‘special delivery’ to
yourself and leave it unopened, to provide evidence if you need to
take action because someone has infringed your copyright. For those
Orchid members in the UK the Patent Office has frequent roadshows
travelling the country and are free of charge - details on their
website The UK patent office has more ontheir website at

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy/c-about.htm

Much of the applies to EU and international legislation.

Regards
Robin Key
Clavis Jewellery
Aberdeen, Scotland


#9

Wouldn’t it be just as easy to post an empty, unsealed envelope to
yourself every month or so? Then you could stick your designs into
whatever date envelope you like and seal them. Ta-da, instant
verification!

Lee Cornelius