Dating harris tweed
The Harris Tweed Authority (HTA) is an independent statutory public body created by the Harris Tweed Act 1993, replacing the Harris Tweed Association which was formed in 1910.
Those merchants who built up a business dealing in tweeds often became independent producers in their own right.The Harris Tweed Authority was established in 1993, replacing the Harris Tweed Association under the terms of the Harris Tweed Act 1993.In early 1990, the UK was reviewing its trade mark law with the intention of moving towards the single trade mark system for the whole European Community.An application was submitted in the name of the Harris Tweed Association Ltd for a standardisation mark, now known as a certification mark, affording much stronger protection that an ordinary trademark would.
The trademark was applied for in February 1910 to the Board of Trade as Application No.
A draft bill for a Harris Tweed Act was also drawn up to reflect these proposed changes with the express aim of protecting the intellectual property of Harris Tweed as a local asset to the communities of the Outer Hebrides.