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Put A © On It: Copyright Registration for Jewelry

Copyright Registration for Jewelry

Obtaining a copyright registration for jewelry is a little less challenging than obtaining a copyright registration for clothing. Copyright protection in the context of apparel hits a snag because of the functional or “utilitarian” aspect at play. (Remember?) So what makes jewelry different? And is there a cost-effective way to achieve copyright registration for jewelry collections?

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Corncob Pipe? IP Protection for Costumes

IP Protection for Costumes

IP protection for costumes and uniforms is slightly different than the protection allowed for regular apparel, as costumes are a special subset of your ordinary fashion item. As previously discussed, copyright protection is sometimes difficult to come by in the fashion industry. Apparel on its own serves a “utilitarian” function by clothing us, adorning us, and keeping us warm and stylish. But what of costumes? Is a costume a “useful article”?

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