Pirates made their impact on trademarks with their destruction of trade vessels. A statute was passed in the 14th century, where merchants whose goods had been pirated, were required to provide proof of ownership in order to have any goods retrieved returned to them by registering marks. The wild life led by pirates captured the popular imagination.

Anne Bonney
Jean Lafitte's ship

19th century pirate flag.

Roche Brasiliano
Francois Lolonois

Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island
popularized pirates.

Published for Opposition on March 2, 1993
by the Minnesota Brewing Company.

To read more about pirates, see Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly, Pirates: Terror on the High Seas-from the Caribbean to the South China Sea, edited by David Cordingly, and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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