Can i proctect my jewelry creation with a copyright?

12/12/2018   

How Can I Protect My Jewelry Creation?

Jewelry makes a major fashion statement for many people, and that means the jewelry industry in the United States is one of the most competitive and has become very contentious. Therefore it is very important to protect your jewelry creations from those who might try to take shortcuts in such a market. Many jewelry creations are very intricate and have similar design elements, so it is not unusual for several people to come up with similar designs, even without intending to do so. Everyone should be sure to protect their jewelry creations by using the copyright laws. 

Under U.S. copyright law, you technically automatically obtain a copyright when you create anything unique and creative, even with jewelry. However, as a practical matter, when it comes time to protect your rights, you have to be able to prove two things; you have to prove that you own your jewelry creation and you have to be able to prove a date certain of its creation and the commencement of your copyright.   CopyrightWeb.com exists so that you can obtain and demonstrate that proof when the time comes. By registering and depositing your jewelry creation into our system, you ensure that everyone knows that it belongs to you and you alone.

How We Protect Your Jewelry Creation?

In the United States, copyright law protects any and all of your creative work, including jewelry creations, from outright theft or any other infringement. Legally speaking, everyone who creates such a product  has a copyright. However, if someone challenges your ownership rights in any way, or they create something deceptively similar, you must be able to provide proof of copyright. The best way to do that is to register and deposit your jewelry creation with  CopyrightWeb.com. When you do that, the protection is immediate. It creates a date certain for the creation of your jewelry creation and it  provides you with the means to prove that everyone who comes after you is infringing on your rights. A copyright deposit serves as your official witness of your right to every aspect of your creation and, in the United States, copyright is valid for life.

There is more, however.When you make a copyright deposit of your jewelry creation to CopyrightWeb.com, it is archived by officers who have a legal obligation to retain everything deposited in a way that makes your copyright ownership incontestable.  The protection we offer is also very comprehensive. When you make a copyright deposit in the United States, that protection is international,  valid in all 171 countries that have signed on to the Berne Convention.