Trademark Shows Success Of Scilly Jewellery Business

fay page imageA Scilly jewellery business is becoming so successful its owner has been advised to register for a trademark.

And that means, along with the official Gig Championship merchandise, Fay Page has one of the few protected product lines in Scilly.

Any of Fay’s new designs, castings, moulds and sketches will be sent to her copyright lawyer who will register them immediately.

There is a cost but it means her business will retain a strong brand identity, which can be passed to her kids in the future.

Fay says she had been receiving a lot of reports that her designs were being copied on the mainland, and she was approached by a copyright lawyer who said she has a good case.

She’ll now use the famous™ mark on her creations. It should prevent manufacturers claiming to be local producers when they’re really upcountry.

Fay says she has very real objections to people trading on the ‘Scilly’ name, when they have nothing to do with the islands.

Fay trained in drama at college and discovered her jewellery making skill when she went on a silversmith course in Ireland with St Mary’s artist Sophie Hooper.

She set up her business 14 years ago from a jeweller’s bench in her bedroom on St Agnes and its gone from strength to strength, employing up to six full and part time staff.

In the last year, Fay has dispatched her creations all over the UK and Europe and at Christmas she fulfilled orders from places as far apart as Australia and Honolulu.

She says it is incredible to think that someone could be wearing a piece of Scilly in Hawaii right now!