image for Talk item typeA short history of trade marks from 1876 to 1939 at National Archives

Talk, Wed 12 Dec 2018, free entry


The National Archives


Ruskin Avenue,
Richmond, Surrey,


The ‘Trade Mark Registration Act of 1875’, allowed the formal registration of trade marks at the UK Patent Office for the first time.

Our collection of original registered designs and artworks, spanning the period from 1876 to1939, offers a wonderful opportunity to view the changing design styles of the trade mark in this country, many iconic by today’s standards.

This webinar will look at a minute selection of this very under-examined series of records; it will touch on the growth and history of the trade mark in this country and offer an intriguing snapshot into Victorian social history.

This is an online only event.

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Event details

Dates Times
Wed 12 Dec 2018 13:00 to 13:45


Free entry



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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
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Parking: free


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  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets