Question: How do I go about getting a Tradedress to protect the design of my earrings I designed? I have a sample.

Need to know how to get a Tradedress.

Answer: For your earrings, you would probably want to consider copyright protection rather than trade dress protection. The latter is similar to trademark protection in that a distinctive feature might serve as a source identifier of your jewelry.


If the design of your jewelry serves as an identifier of your goods, then trade dress and/or trademark protection might be appropriate. However, if your jewelry design is more of a one-of-a-kind design that is not common among all of your jewelry designs, then copyright might be the better way to go.