ZULTGEMS Assigned Zultanite Trademark

Aug 07, 2012, 18:31 ET from ZULTGEMS

BANGKOK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  ZULTGEMS, authorized Zultanite distributor, is the first company assigned the right to use the 'Zultanite' trademark by the new trademark owner, Global Licensing, N.V. Beautiful, rare and ethically mined with environmentally safe techniques, Zultanite is a natural color changing gemstone only found in Turkey's Anatolian Mountains.

Located in the heart of Bangkok's gem district, ZULTGEMS' use of distinctive designer collaborations, popular shopping destinations, appropriate retail partners and the utilization of various home shopping networks, has been hugely successful in raising the profile of Zultanite, one of the world's rarest and most beautiful gemstones.

Appearances in the pages of leading fashion magazines including British Vogue, Italian Max and InStyle as well as on popular television programs including "American Idol", "Dancing with the Stars", and "America's Got Talent" have given the general public a taste for this exotic gemstone. Zultanite has also been featured on celebrities Julia Ormond, Kathy Griffin and Brooke Burke to name a few as well as debuted at numerous red carpet events, including the recent Premios Juventud Awards, the 6th Annual BET Awards and the 4th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Zultanites exclusive collections with leading jewelry designers such as Erica Courtney and Stephen Webster combined with the gem's beguiling color palette and exotic pedigree has resulted in Zultanite increasingly becoming a celebrity favorite.

An extremely rare variety of the mineral Diaspore, Zultanite was named in honor of the 36 sultans who ruled the Ottoman Empire. First registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2008 by Zultanite Gems, LLC, the 'Zultanite' trademark was purchased by Global Licensing, N.V. in September, 2011. Specializing in worldwide strategic investment in the gas, oil and mining sectors, Global Licensing offers its clients access to a wide range of investment opportunities, ranging from early start-ups to mature companies.

ZULTGEMS are also at the forefront of consumer protection with every Zultanite they supply coming with the Zultanite Authenticity Guarantee, a plastic card with an embedded hologram that verifies each genuine Zultanite to be of entirely natural origin, ethically mined with environmentally safe techniques and never enhanced.

With US and European demand for this rare color changing gemstone dramatically increasing since their 2010 appointment, ZULTGEMS worked closely with Global Licensing, N.V. to ensure that the 'Zultanite' trademark would remain assigned to ZULTGEMS despite the change in the trademark's ownership. ZULTGEMS Head of Operations, Warasurase Rupasut is delighted by the trademark assignment and confident Zultanite will continue to gain momentum in 2012. "Our investment, performance and ongoing commitment to helping Zultanite become one of the world's most popular gemstones definitely appealed to Global Licensing. Optimal lapidary and superior eye-clean clarity grading has allowed ZULTGEMS to transform a beautiful yet rare mineral (diaspore) historically plagued by poor lapidary, inclusions and very low price points into Zultanite, a mainstream gemstone that demands up to $3,000 per carat wholesale. With the trusted 'Zultanite' brand secured, we are targeting potentially huge markets where demand for luxury goods is on the rise," said Rupasut.

Located in the heart of Bangkok's gem district, ZULTGEMS is an authorized distributor for color changing Zultanite, one of the world's rarest and most beautiful gemstones. With decades of experience in the gemstone and jewelry industries, ZULTGEMS' mission is to introduce and enamor jewelry connoisseurs around the globe to Zultanite's unique beauty and rarity.