Claudette


The Claudette jewelry mark seems to be a real mystery. While most research sites state that the “Claudette” mark belongs to Premier Jewelry Co., Inc. of New York. Also stating the mark use from 1945 into the mid 1950’s. Yet there are some real problems when looking into the company records.

First of all we find Premier Jewelry Co. never registered “Claudette” as a company trademark when searching. the USPTO trademark records  In fact according to New York’s incorporation records Premier Jewelry Co., Inc never existed, at least not as a New York corporation.

However there are listings for “Claudette Creations” in the “Catalog of Copyright Entries of 1958”. The first listing is for a set of copyrights whick lists the jewelry collections name as “Spectrum”. Consisting of a bracelet design, four earring designs, a necklace design, and two pin designs.1 While dating the issuance of this copyright set to be December 19th, 1957.

Later in this catalog of copyrights lists another jewelry series named “Surburban”. Also consisting of a bracelet design, four earring designs, a necklace design, and two pin designs.2 While dating the issuance of this copyright set  to be June 2nd, 1958.

Therefore these two copyrights confirming the connection with Premier Jewelry Company.


What We Know About Claudette Jewelry and What We Don’t Know

US Coryright Office granted the two copyrights listed above to Premier Jewelry Co., Inc d.b.a. Claudette Creations whose alternative designation is “Claudette”.3 So we know Premier Jewelry was doing business as Claudette. We also know from the copyrights Premier Jewelry Co. was a corporation. But we don’t know which state held the corporate records..

Most research sites place the first use of the mark to have been in 1945. Yet there is no registration for the mark with the USPTO and no patents or copyrights have been found prior to 1957. Also from the issuance of the copyrights we know the brand existed until sometime after June of 1958.


Claudette References

1:    Catalog of Copyright Entries January – June 1958 — Pg 21 & 22

2:    Catalog of Copyright Entries January – June 1958 — Pg 167

3:    Catalog of Copyright Entries January – June 1958 — Pg 89

1 Photo : 1/A:    Catalog of Copyright Entries January – June 1958

2 Photo : 1/B     Catalog of Copyright Entries January – June 1958

3 Photo : 1/C    Catalog of Copyright Entries January – June 1958