New York—The Jewelers Vigilance Committee will address the latest laws and regulations applicable to the jewelry industry in three upcoming webinars.

On Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 2-2:45 p.m. EST, JVC will host a webinar on IP for Designers.

JVC Senior Counsel Sara Yood will explain the differences among copyrights, trademarks and patents, and explain how designers can protect their intellectual property.

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Yood will speak on the benefits of registering a copyright or trademark and which designs qualify for these designations. She’ll also touch on the right of publicity and other tips designers should know when it comes to protecting their creations.

On Thursday, Oct. 17 from 2-2:45 p.m. EST, JVC will hold its Legal Updates for Jewelers with JVC webinar.

This session will be a wide-ranging discussion of all the latest developments to laws and regulations that affect the jewelry industry.

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Topics covered will include updates from the Federal Trade Commission, advertising regulations and anti-money laundering requirements. JVC personnel will also answer webinar viewers’ questions.

On Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 2-2:45 p.m. EST, JVC will host GDPR: Understanding and Working with the E.U.’s Data Privacy Law.

Assistant General Counsel Miya Owens will explain the European Union’s GDPR data privacy law, which has been in effect for over a year.

Webinar viewers will learn what the law entails and how it is being enforced, plus what to expect in the future.

All three upcoming webinars are free for JVC members and $25 for non-members. Registration is available online or by calling 212-997-2002.


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