Partner Andrea L. Calvaruso will present "Protect Yourself!" at the New York Jewelry Design Institute on September 23, 2014. In the jewelry industry, imitation is not a form of flattery; it can dangerously effect your income and erode your profit margin. It can also rob you of your reputation as a great designer. In this seminar Ms. Calvaruso will show how to protect your designs and your ideas. She will explain the difference between patents, design registration, copyrights and best practices for how to protect your own intellectual property and avoid interfering with the rights of others.