Logo first used:
1900 Company founded:
$146.9 billion Industry:
General Electric Co.’s (NYSE: GE
) trademark was first registered in 1900 as a monogram with the letters GE inside a gray circle. The iconic font of the monogram’s letters was first used in 1892 when the Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Company were merged. Today, GE is one of the most recognized brands worldwide, selling everything from financial services to light bulbs to airplane engines. Interbrand ranked GE the sixth most valuable brand in the world in 2012, with an estimated value of more than $43 billion. Today, the majority of the company’s revenue comes from outside the United States.
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