Love Oregon and trademarks? We do. If so, check out Sold in Oregon: Historical Oregon Trademarks, a great resource from the Oregon Secretary of State featuring historical Oregon trademarks of yesteryear.
Trademarks in the online exhibit reflect products being produced or sold in Oregon during the later part of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. Oregon’s fertile lands, huge forests and abundance of fish influenced the settlement of Oregon from the time of its first human habitation. Some of the earliest products of the land included flour, fruit, salmon, and dairy products.
Other groups of trademarks in the online archives include patent medicines, clothing, liquor, household items, auto supplies and various business establishments. There are over 10,000 cancelled and expired trademark registration certificates, 1864-1971, and 29 volumes of trademark registers, 1864-1965, in the Oregon State Archives. One hundred seventy-four trademarks were selected from these records for the online exhibit.