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6 September 2010 0 Comments
Posted in Jewellery & luxury goods, Opinion


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The IJL kicked off at Earls Court yesterday showcasing some of the best in British jewellery design. IJL is the biggest tradeshow in the UK and is very important for suppliers and retailers wishing to meet and do business. I attended yesterday and lawyers from Royds IP unit will be at the show everyday through to Wednesday.

This year’s show had a real buzz to it with visitor numbers appearing to be on the increase from last year’s opening day. With a full program of free seminars in addition to over 500 exhibitors there is much for visitors to experience. Royds clients Gecko Trading have a prominent position by the entrance and is showing its full range of brands this year. Bright and colourful is prominent at IJL this year with charms and beads widely featured. Soft feminine shape and form remains on trend and few do it better than long standing Royds client Sarah Jordan. Seemingly swamped with interested buyers was award winning high fashion jewellery designer Shaun Lean.

Yesterday saw the launch of the Royds and Reed exhibitions rights in design initiative, pipr. Increasing awareness in intellectual property rights in original creations is a priority for the continued growth of the UK industry. Royds are working with IJL to do just that.

On the social scene the talk was of who had made it to the professional jewellers hot 100 list, and the party at Kensington Roof Gardens. The British Jewellery Association’s members reception takes place on Tuesday and I look forward to meeting clients and colleagues there.


Stephen Welfare
Intellectual Property Royds

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