Sheffield has long been synonymous with quality and therefore subject to attention by counterfeiters. This protection is still required and the Company is periodically engaged in actions to prevent abusive use of the name Sheffield.
Although the Trade Marks Act of 1994 closed down the Sheffield Register, the Cutlers' Company still controls the ‘Sheffield’ Certification Mark (CM) and continues to act on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business in the approval of the use of the word ’Sheffield’ in any business name or title.
This can be applied to goods in classes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 21 running from common metals and their alloys through to household and kitchen utensils.
The Company strongly supports the ‘Made in Sheffield’ initiative.