Sara Yood, Senior Counsel at the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), is an attorney admitted in the state of New York with extensive experience in intellectual property law. Sara’s responsibilities at JVC include anti-money laundering compliance, FTC Jewelry Guides compliance, trademark litigation, copyright, advertising monitoring, creating legal compliance tools and publications, and advanced legal strategy. She has developed an additional expertise in U.S. and international laws concerning the importation and exportation of animal materials used in jewelry, and has authored multiple JVC publications illustrating the laws surrounding the jewelry industry. Yood came to JVC from a fellowship at the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, where she received her law degree. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. Yood also serves as the Treasurer and on the board of the Women’s Jewelry Association and is a member of the Fashion Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Over the last year, the State Department has indicated increasing interest in the sourcing and chain of custody for jewelry and its components. This session will provide information and guidance on new laws and regulations related to sourcing and a general update on the state of laws and regulations in the jewelry industry, especially including anti-money laundering laws.
I hope listeners will gain practical, useful knowledge about the myriad of laws that apply to the jewelry industry as well as an update on any changes.