Intellectual Property Law
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yes you can use the name in describing the beads, but not in a way that gives a false impression that the jewlery is designed/made by Swarovski (that would be a potential trademark violation)
so just present it in a way that minimizes any potential confusion
So when my tag line for my business says: "Tyler Cody Designs: Antique-Inspired, Handcrafted Swarovski & Pearl Jewelry" - This is ok?
btw, Swarovski doesn't handcraft their jewelry to my knowledge so I'm assuming this wording will work but PLEASE let me know if it could be misconstrued...
and where is the 'accept' button Im suppose
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