California Trademarks

The California State Archives, in conjunction with The Friends of California Archives, is pleased to announce the beginning of a new National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) funded project. The NHPRC awarded The Friends of California Archives money to support “For Their Protection: Digitizing California's 19th Century Trademark Files,” a project to digitize approximately 24,000 pages from the collection of Trademark Registrations and Specimens, Old Series, 1861-1900 at the California State Archives. Included in the collection are trademarks and specimens from Levi Strauss & Co. jeans, early California wineries' bottle labels, Kentucky bourbon distilleries labels, 19th century medicines and tonics, and the original trademark registered to Anheuser Busch for its Budweiser lager. The project will run from April 2014 through March 2015.

As the project progresses, more information will be forthcoming.

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