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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This season, you’ve likely been the recipient of a holiday card or two. No doubt influenced by our growing Pinterest culture, greeting cards and invitations are becoming increasingly creative and ornate. Hand-lettering, unique typefaces and fonts, and calligraphy: each are works of art in their own way. How does IP protection for lettering, calligraphy and typeface work? And, are there concerns with using typefaces you haven’t created yourself?
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The final part of a four-part blog series on the intersection of fashion and intellectual property law, this post touches upon design patents and their role in the fashion industry. (Playing catch-up? Click for the previous posts on fashion and IP, namely, copyright, trade dress, and trademark/counterfeiting.)
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As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, it seems appropriate to discuss how intellectual-property intersects with the fashion industry. Fashion is one of the trickier areas when it comes to intellectual property protection, especially copyright. If you launch a fashion brand, IP knowledge is definitely something you might want up your sleeve (pun 100% intended).
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