Can I Copyright Jewelry I Made?

Can I Copyright Jewelry I Made?

Are you into fashion design and want to know if you can copyright your jewelry creations (considering you can’t copyright your clothing)? Maybe you thought of and sketched a detailed drawing of ring that you want to eventually sell? Whatever the case may be, jewelry can be copyright protected.

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Here is what to know on jewelry copyright:

• Copyright laws cover jewelry because it falls under “pictorial, graphic and sculptural works”.
• Once the jewelry is in tangible form, so perhaps simply a drawing of it or the finished piece can be copyrighted.
• Jewelry is under the big copyright umbrella of visual art.
• The more unique the design or item is, the easier it is to copyright.
• Copyright does not protect titles or names of a piece.

Do you want to copyright a piece of jewelry now? In order to copyright protect a piece of jewelry as visual art item, there is a process to follow. This process is all made possible online with the professionals at

Photo via Rach on Flickr

This entry was posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 2:56 pm and is filed under Copyright, Uncategorized.

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