Crafts: Intellectual Property Strategies for Artisans

Crafts: Intellectual Property Strategies for Artisans

Crafting is a thriving industry where artisans create unique handmade products that captivate consumers worldwide. Protecting intellectual property (IP) is crucial for artisans in this digital age. This article explores the significance of IP strategies for artisans in the crafts industry. We will delve into key considerations such as copyright, trademarks, and design patents, providing practical tips to help artisans safeguard their creations, build brand recognition, and secure their place in the market.

Understanding Copyright for Crafts

Copyright is vital for artisans, granting exclusive rights to creators of original works, including crafts. As an artisan, your original designs and creations are automatically protected from the moment they are expressed in a tangible form. Displaying the copyright symbol (©) on your crafts, maintaining detailed records, and considering copyright registration can strengthen your protection.

Trademark Protection for Artisan Brands

Craftsmanship and brand recognition go hand in hand. Trademarks play a crucial role in protecting your brand and preventing confusion among consumers. Conducting a trademark search, filing a trademark application, and actively monitoring and enforcing your trademark are key steps to establish and protect your brand.

Design Patents for Unique Craft Designs

Design patents offer protection for artisans with unique and ornamental designs. They safeguard the visual appearance of functional items, preserving the overall visual impression of your craft design. Conducting a design patent search, filing a design patent application, and actively maintaining your design patent are essential for protecting your unique craft designs.


Protecting intellectual property is crucial for artisans in the crafts industry. Copyright, trademarks, and design patents offer valuable tools for safeguarding creations, building brand recognition, and deterring potential infringers. By implementing effective IP strategies, artisans can secure their position in the market, maintain the integrity of their craft designs, and thrive in this competitive industry.

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Súčet vkladov všetkých spoločníkov musí byť aspoň 5000 EUR.

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This will be the person to whom we will issue invoice by default and also the person who will be the official trademark owner, once the registration is finished.

We will make categorization for you for free.

You can choose more categories for one brand. More categories means more fees. However, most of the brands use only protection in 2 or 3 of these categories. If you need help with the selection, contact us anytime or write your brand products in the next field.

Video, sound, pattern, colour or other type of trademark.

Trademark consisting of figurative and verbal elements.

Trademark consisting of only words or/and symbols.

Trademark protection in the USA.

Trademark protection in all member states of European Union.

Trademark protection in the territory of Slovak republic.

Design is considered to have individual character if the overall impression it produces on the informed user differs from the overall impression produced on such a user by any design that has been made available to the public before the date of filing of the application for registration. You can contact us for more information.

Your design will be published in the design registry right after formal examination.

Registration may not be possible in this case. Contact us to discuss more options.

The author of the design who will be cited as author in the official registry.

You have written statement from designer that he does not want to be cited as author of the design in official design registry.

Will be displayed in the official registry of designs.

Design protection in all member states of European Union.

Design protection in the territory of Slovak republic.

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