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ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

THE BEGINNING OF THE RECORD INDUSTRY

IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY


The movements to gain Columbia


In the following year, on October 17th, the "Compañía del Grafófono Columbia S.A." in Barcelona sold some of its industrial title deeds. They were several marks and the trade name no. 6811.

A public auction was made, where the Columbia Graphophone Company SAE in San Sebastian attended, but unfortunately the title deeds were awarded to Don Álvaro de Malibran.

Mark No. 23226

Then, the company began a number of businesses in order to purchase these title deeds. They sought legal advice on the procedure to follow, since they distrusted Mr. Malibran absolutely. After some inquiries into the registered trademarks and after making sure of the registration of Mr. Malibran as the owner of them, who did it on December 23rd 1933, they signed the purchase agreement, and on January 19th 1934 the Columbia Graphophone Company in San Sebastian registered the property of the granting which it already owned.

Mark No. 23227

 

Since this date, the registration of the marks1 began: on July 7th, "Columbia" (No. 23,227) and "Two notes" [semiquavers] (No. 23,226). On September 26th other variants of marks (No. 53,276 and No. 52,290) were registered as well.

 



1 The famous mark "Viva-tonal" used by the Columbia Graphophone Company was registered since December 15th 1933 under the number 96740.


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