Thursday, January 12, 2012

1st Trademark Logo in a Film

Between Calais and Dover (1897) - Georges Melies

Between Calais and Dover (aka Entre Calais et Douvres) contains one of the 1st uses of a trademark on-screen in the form of Melies' Star Film company logo, for the purposes of claiming ownership of the work in pre-Copyright days. Also referenced is The Robert-Houdin Theatre, which was owned by Melies.

In the film, a ship rocks back and forth on turbulent waves, sending its passengers sprawling.


  1. Had fun while watching the clip, it is a camera trick of early age of cinema. They used the trademark of Georges Melies in a movie for the first times, great, the actors given the feel of the real sea, and ferries ship.