There is an implied copyright on your works created. However its takes time and lots of money to
enforce this should you find someone copying your works.
Just starting out it is unlikely that someone will stumble
across your company and start mass production of copies of your jewellery. However as your company progresses and
becomes more successful it will start to attract attention. It`s at this point that you`ll have to start
to worry about imitate. With any luck
you’ll have money to enforce copyright of your works. Your most difficult job is to monitor people who may copy your
works. Here is a posting that may be of
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Here are a couple of ideas that you can use to help. Make sure that your images in the website
have a watermark. This is a “light”
image that is overlaid the original jewellery image. This image should not affect the look of the jewellery, but it’ll
make it a bit more difficult to copy.
Use java scripting (or another software technology) to prevent people
from copying mages from your website.
On most sites if you right click with your mouse button, you’ll get a
list of options including view/copy image.
There is java scripting that can prevent this from happening. Unfortunately if someone really wants to
copy your design they will.
Don’t be discouraged though with hard work and persistence your
company will be known for its original creations and people will recognize any
Daniel the Denim Doctor