Tiffany & Co. is an American luxury jewelry and specialty retailer founded in New York City in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young. It is known for its high-end jewelry, watches, and other luxury goods, and is one of the oldest and most respected names in the jewelry industry.
The company was founded as a “stationery and fancy goods emporium,” and quickly became known for its high-quality and unique merchandise. In the late 1800s, Tiffany & Co. began to focus more on jewelry and eventually became known for its diamond engagement rings and other fine jewelry.
One of the most notable events in Tiffany & Co.’s history was the acquisition of the Hope Diamond in 1911. The Hope Diamond is a 45.52-carat fancy dark grayish-blue diamond, and it is one of the largest and most famous diamonds in the world. It has been on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. since 1958 and has been a popular tourist attraction for many years.
In 1886, the company introduced the Tiffany Setting, a six-prong diamond engagement ring designed by Charles Lewis Tiffany’s son, Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Tiffany Setting became one of the most popular and iconic engagement ring designs in the world, and it is still widely used today.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Tiffany & Co. became associated with the “Mad Men” era of glamor and sophistication, and the company’s iconic blue boxes and bags were often featured in popular culture and media. Today, Tiffany & Co. is known for its high-end jewelry, watches, and other luxury goods, and it continues to be a leader in the jewelry industry.
Famous Tiffany & Co. trademarks
Tiffany & Co. has over 100 registered trademarks, and an extensive intellectual property portfolio. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous Tiffany & Co. trademarks.
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. is an iconic brand that is known across the world. It’s unsurprising that most of its trademarks are related to the brand name. The earliest registration of this trademark goes back to 1893, by Tiffany (NJ) LLC, and applies to:
- Bronzes, silver, and plated ware
- Ornamental articles in metal
- Jewelry and watches
- Metalware for table use composed in whole or in part of gold or silver or both of such metals
- Shopping bags, chatelaine bags, suitcases, traveling bags, vanity bags, portfolios, purses, pocketbooks, riding crops, whips, and stirrups
- Medals of base metals
- Playing cards, chips, and cribbage boards
- Table cutlery of base metal, pocket knives, and scissors
- Dies for engraving, stamping, or embossing stationery
- Flexible steel measuring tapes, aeronautical and marine compasses, field and marine glasses, thermometers, and barometers
- Chinaware, bric-a-brac, earthenware, and porcelain
- Stands, hand mirrors, and shaving mirrors
- Tea tables and tea wagons
- Cases and chests for holding and protecting jewelry and precious-metal ware
- Serving trays of wood and glass
- Table glassware
- Non-electric lamps, candlesticks, and candelabra
- Printed books and visiting cards, announcements invitations, menus, greeting cards, certificates, completely printed or engraved dance orders and diplomas, labels upon which bookplates have been printed or engraved, programs and calendars
- Items not made of precious metal, such as shoe horns, button hooks, buckles, fans, hatpins, bodkins, crocheting needles, hairpins, and collar buttons
- Cigarette cases, cigarette lighters, and cigar cutters
- Bottle openers made in whole or in part of precious or semi-precious metals
- Decorative art objects made in whole or in part of precious or semi-precious metals, such as figurines, boxes, bowls, trays, or jewelry
- Retail store services specializing in the sale of jewelry, watches, clocks, stationery, chinaware, figurines, silver flatware, coffee services, bowls, trays, picture frames, and boxes
- Glasses, bowls, vases, jars, boxes, buckets, baskets, cups, decanters, carafes, candleholders, and pitchers made of crystal
- Leather wallets
- Desk accessories
- Bar knives and baby spoons
- Credit card services
- Golf clubs and accessories
- Games, such as backgammon sets, checker game sets, and jigsaw puzzles
- Clothing, namely men’s ties, scarves
- Electric lamps
Tiffany Blue Box
The Tiffany Blue Box is a signature blue color used by Tiffany & Co. for its packaging, including jewelry boxes and bags. The color is a specific shade of robin’s egg blue, and it has become an iconic symbol of the company and its high-end products. The Tiffany Blue Box is often associated with luxury and exclusivity, and it is often imitated by other companies. The color has been protected by trademark since 1998, and it is a registered trademark of Tiffany & Co. in the United States and other countries.
The wordmark for “Tiffany Blue Box” was registered in 2014, and applies to:
Related: The Tiffany Blue trademark
The Blue Box Cafe
The Blue Box Cafe is a cafe located within the flagship Tiffany & Co. store in New York City. The cafe is named after the iconic Tiffany Blue Box, and it is known for its luxurious and elegant atmosphere. The Blue Box Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea, and it features a menu of classic American dishes with a modern twist. The cafe is located on the fourth floor of the Tiffany & Co. store and has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of Fifth Avenue and Central Park. The Blue Box Cafe has become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, and it is known for its high-end atmosphere and delicious food.
The registration for wordmark “The Blue Box Cafe” was registered in 2019, and applies to:
- Restaurant and cafe services
Return to Tiffany
Throughout its history, Tiffany & Co. has trademarked various jewelry lines to protect the image and theme. One of these includes the “Return to Tiffany” collection characterized by its use of the iconic Tiffany Blue color and the company’s signature design elements, such as the heart and key motifs. The collection includes a wide range of products, including jewelry, accessories, and home decor items. It has become a popular choice for those looking for classic, timeless pieces with a modern twist.
This trademark was registered in 2014 and applies to:
- Eyewear, such as sunglasses
- Jewelry, key rings of precious metal, cufflinks, and charms
- Business card cases
Tiffany & Co. has a long history of producing high-quality and luxurious products, and its brand is known for its signature blue color and iconic design elements. The company has a number of registered trademarks, including its name, logo, and various slogans, and it has worked to protect and preserve its brand value for over 180 years.
Tiffany & Co. continues to be a leader in the jewelry industry, and its products are highly sought after by consumers around the world. The brand’s enduring popularity and value are a testament to its commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and innovation.