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    Timely Comics Trademark Application and Registration for "Marvel Mystery Comics" (May 23, 1941). This is the big one when it comes to early Timely trademark papers. The first of these two documents shows that the United States Patent Office has granted registration of a trademark to "Timely Comics Inc." The second is the application for a trademark for "the accompanying drawing," the logo shown here for "Marvel Mystery Comics." Furthermore the application also says that "The trade-mark has been continuously used and applied to said goods in applicant's business since January 7, 1941" and used by "the applicant's predecessor in business since on or about August 31, 1939", which is approximately the time the first Marvel comic hit the newsstands. The logo shown on the second page is the one used with the second issue, and continued through the original run of the title. These two pages and a third blank page are ribbon-bound and measure 8" x 12". The documents are in Fine condition.

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