(NEW YORK) - Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) will commence an important live webinar series beginning in June. This series is designed to help members of our industry mitigate legal risks and implement legally compliant business practices.
• Undetected Lab-Grown Diamonds in the Pipeline - June 20, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
This webinar will provide an overview of what jewelers need to understand about laboratory-grown diamonds. Use this webinar to inform your business decisions around when, how and if to carry laboratory-grown diamond products, as well as your responsibilities and options around detecting undisclosed laboratory-grown diamonds in your inventory. Learn about your responsibilities when it comes to advertising these products in different mediums (e.g., print, online, social media), how to ensure your suppliers are giving you the disclosures you need to conduct your business ethically, options around machine testing, and how to talk to customers about these products. Practical steps you can take to protect yourself and your customers will be discussed. Presented by JVC’s President & CEO, Tiffany Stevens.
• IP for Designers - September 17, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm EDT
Designers create. Intellectual property law protects. But how can designers best use intellectual property law to protect their creative output? What benefits does registration of a copyright or trademark bring for designers? How can they know what kinds of designs are capable of gaining registration? This webinar will walk designers through the differences between copyrights, trademarks, and patents, and explain how registration of their work can protect their designs. We’ll also touch on trade secrets, the right of publicity, and other things designers need to know as they protect, advertise, and sell their creative output. Presented by JVC’s Senior Counsel, Sara Yood.
• Legal Updates for Jewelers with JVC - October 17, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
What’s keeping the JVC lawyers up at night? Attend this webinar to discover new developments in the laws and regulations that apply to the jewelry industry at large. Topics will include updates from the Federal Trade Commission, international developments, advertising regulations, anti-money laundering requirements, and anything else new that has percolated in the past few months. Come armed with your questions for the jewelry industry’s legal experts.
• GDPR: Understanding and Working with the EU’s Data Privacy Law - November 12, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EST
With the EU’s ground breaking data privacy law - the GDPR - in effect for over a year and a half, this webinar will provide members with an overview of the regulation, how it has been enforced so far and what to expect in the coming year. Presented by JVC’s Assistant General Counsel, Miya Owens.
Each of these webinars is free to members. The non-member fee is $25. For registration and details visit www.jvclegal.org/webinars or call 212-997-2002.