Pelikan celebrates their company anniversaries based on the date April 28, 1838. It was this date that was printed on their very first price list, although a chemist named Carl Hornemann founded the color and ink factory in Hanover Germany in 1832. The company did not get their official name and logo however, until 1878 when the company was being managed by Günther Wagner. Wagner introduced his family’s symbol of the pelican as the official trademark, one of the first trademarks ever in German history. Today, most of their products are sold in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets, but their reputation knows no boundaries, as artists all over the world recognize Pelikan as a trusted name in art and office supplies.