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It is faster, more secure and might become mandatory one day so it’s best to learn how to use the system now, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee said.
The High Court in London ruled Friday that trademark owners now can get court orders to compel Internet service providers (ISPs) to block or otherwise impede access to websites that sell counterfeit versions of their goods.  
Jewelers for Children announced Wednesday that is has made a $100,000 donation to the Ebola Children’s Relief Fund, which Save the Children has put together to support efforts in combating the worldwide outbreak of the deadly virus.  
Columnist Jan Brassem advises retailers and others in the U.S. jewelry business to keep a close eye on the Umbrella Revolution that’s opened in Hong Kong. 
A judge has shot down a federal lawsuit seeking to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of the Clean Water Act to review plans for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. 
Months after a number of trade organizations sent a request to the FTC asking for leniency on the “Made in the USA” label for recycled metals, the commission responded that all parts of a product must have originated in the country to be labeled as such. 
Citing the rise in the number of consumers who want to know where their jewelry comes from, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain will unveil a new online course for jewelry professionals that will cover corporate social responsibility for businesses of any size. 
The latest development in the New York attorney general’s investigations into alleged cases of racial profiling has resulted in Macy’s Inc. agreeing to pay $650,000 to settle complaints against it. 
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