Thanks for adding some important information in your clarification.
I am not a legal professional, and -- as the disclaimer at the bottom
of the page here clearly states -- Google Answers is no substitute for
professional legal advice. However, it certainly seems to me that the
information I have uncovered raises substantial and legitimate
questions about the authenticity of the page with the "World Bond"
There are several pieces of information that I can offer to make the case.
First, there is the trademark information for the phrase "World Bond",
which was created in 1986.
The US Patent and Trademark website is here:
and on the left-hand side of the page is the "Search" option, which
takes you to another page where you can select:
"New User Form Search (Basic)"
Use this form to search on [ World Bond ] and select "exact phrase"
from the pull-down options. This will produce a results page with
three "World Bond" options, two of which are trademarks that pertain
to financial bonds, but one of which has the following entry:
Serial Number Reg. Number Word Mark Check Status Live/Dead
1 73599004 1421022 WORLD BOND TARR LIVE
This indicates that "World Bond" is a tradmark that is currently
active. The detailed record is as follows:
Word Mark WORLD BOND
Goods and Services IC 016. US 037. G & S: PRINTING AND WRITING PAPER
COMMONLY EMPLOYED FOR PRINTING AND WRITING PURPOSES.
FIRST USE: 19860306.
FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19860306
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 73599004
Filing Date May 15, 1986
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition September 23, 1986
Registration Number 1421022
Registration Date December 16, 1986
Owner (REGISTRANT) JIM WALTER PAPERS, INC. CORPORATION FLORIDA 5402
WEST FIRST STREET JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA 32205
(LAST LISTED OWNER) UNISOURCE WORLDWIDE, INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE
6600 GOVERNORS LAKE PARKWAY NORCROSS GEORGIA 30071
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record W. EDWIN FRAZIER, III
Prior Registrations 0209772
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE "BOND" APART
FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
In a nutshell, this tells us that "World Bond" is a live trademark
with a "first use in commerce" of 1986, and it is used as a
trademarked name for a type of printing and writing paper.
The current trademark holder is Unisource Worldwide Inc., which leads
to a second bit of information which -- though somewhat tangential --
still strikes me as highly relevant...
Unisource is a large paper distribution company. You can find a
description of their business here:
Note that the description includes the fact that Georgia-Pacific is a
40% owner of Unisource Worldwide. This is significant, because
Georgia-Pacific is also the distributor of the Stenocraft brand of
copy paper, as mentioned at this site:
So, given the tight corporate relationship between Georgia-Pacific and
Unisource Worldwide, it is quite possible that Unisource's World Bond,
and Stenocraft World Bond are one and the same thing.
Lastly, there is the press notice that I mentioned in my earlier
comment, which is dated 1990, and appeared in the magazine "Law
Law Practice Management
Vol. 16;No. 3;Pg. 59
NEW PRODUCTS: STATIONERY PRODUCTS
...Stenocraft Business Papers has expanded its line with a variety of
paper weights, finishes, sizes and colors. New products have been
added to accommodate changing office technology, including laser and
other electronic printing processes, pin-feed computer printers and
highspeed copiers....One new paper is World Tech Bond, a 25 percent
cotton fiber paper especially designed for laser, ion deposition,
thermal transfer and xerographic printing...
Although the name is slightly different, it is close to the name in
question, and the the description of the paper as 25% cotton bond
certainly matches the description you provided. To my mind, this adds
a bit to the weight of evidence -- even though it's somewhat
circumstantial -- and it certainly suggests that the paper you have
I trust this information fully answers your question. The fact that
"World Bond" was not in use as a comercial trademark until 1986
certainly provides a strong justification for more detailed
examination of the paper in question.
However, please don't rate this answer until you have everything you
need. If you would like any additional information, just post a
Request for Clarification to let me know how I can assist you further,
and I'm at your service.
All the best,