Re: Re: How could I protect my artistic work?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on July 05, 2001 at 06:22:49:
In Reply to: Re: How could I protect my artistic work? posted by amanda welch on July 04, 2001 at 17:59:02:
: : Hi all,
: : I am a student and am also selling self-made jewelry in order to pay for my studies. A few months ago, I created a ring that has now a lot of success, as it is rather original (in terms of shape, materials, etc)and fashionable. I therefore thought about commercializing it on a more broader level, but would like to know if there is any way I could protect it from being copied in Europe and in the US?
: : Rachelle,
You can register a copyright on the design, not the ring itself. It is important to have a copyright notice in every ring.
You may be able to get a design patent. It is slower, does not get the life plus 70 year protection and is far more expensive.
M. Arthur Auslander
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