Brand and association

1957 - The brand NARVA was first registered as an individual trademark in the national trademark register of the German Democratic Republic - back then for use by "VEB Glühlampenwerk Plauen", manufacturer of an extensive range of electrical filament lamps for vehicles, rails, nautic lighting, film and theatre as well as scientific devices.

1963 - The well-established trademark was now used by all companies of the former state combine NARVA for the respective products. A re-registration - now as a collective mark - and foundation of the trademark association was a requirement for this process. Re-registrations took place in the GDR and FRG. The foundation meeting of the NARVA trademark association took place on 30.05.1963 in Berlin in the premises of  "VEB Berlin Glühlampenwerk". The former management then applied for the association to be registered in the register of associations, which took place of 20.08.1963.

1964 – The brand “NARVA” was registered in the international register OMPI (organisation for protection of intellectual property).

1969 – The newly founded combine of the state-owned light source industry – comparable to a corporate group for instance – got the name NARVA. The "VEB NARVA" state combine and the NARVA trademark association grew with the inclusion of new member companies from originally 5 until 1988 to 25 members. After the closure of "VEB NARVA" in 1990 and the subsequent privatisation of individual companies, a few of the former company sections continued to produce light products under the brand name NARVA. They were merged in the NARVA trade association, which was registered in the German Patent Office in 1992.

1992 – Relocation of the NARVA trademark association to Plauen and change into “Mitteldeutscher Warenzeichenverband NARVA e.V.”. Since then, the number of registrations of the brand NARVA has extended across continents: There were registrations in 90 countries in 2012; the acceptance processes were carried out in 9 countries.The association monitors and constantly safeguards the validity of all registrations so that forgeries can be dealt with effectively everywhere and it also monitors the registration of new brands worldwide so as to prevent conflicts with brands of the same or similar name in time.

2012 – The newly founded vosla GmbH from Plauen was included in the NARVA trademark association as a new member.

2015 – Lumileds Germany GmbH was registered as legal successor of Philips Technologie GmbH in the NARVA trademark association.

2015 - Membership of the consortium in German non-profit organization  Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (LiTG e.V.)

2017 - Company Lichtfuchs GmbH became official licensee of the brand NARVA for fairy lights for Christmas trees and arches.

2018 - The NARVA brand is registered in more than 100 countries and other international registration applications are in progress.

2018 - Membership of the consortium in international non-profit organization React The Anti-Counterfeiting Network

2021 - Refresh of NARVA logo and quality seal : new brand identity of the NARVA trademark association and its members / licensees

2022 - Participation at light+building trade fair in Frankfurt with Trademark Association's own booth

2023 - 60 years of the trademark association NARVA - August 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the registration of the trademark association