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Approaches to Selling Part 1: making it yourself

Published 19.10.11 at 13:09

When producing one-off artistic work in an applied art context it's not at all clear which intellectual property right applies. For further information see our FAQ - Copyright or design right?

Jewellery designer Ruth Tomlinson talks about her working practice from developing her collections and working with retailers to producing bespoke pieces for clients.

Please note that this video discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.


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Designer: Ruth Tomlinson

Lawyer: Silas Brown, Briffa

Camera: Donald Bousted

Camera Assistant: Alex Hedley

Post Production: Best Bits Media Ltd

Produced by Silvia Baumgart

Narrated by Nick Kaplony

Photos by Ian Forsyth

Filmed at Cockpit Arts and the Business Design Centre

Commissioned by Own-it


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