Protection of proprietary rights
Lothar von Faber marked his quality products with the name of his company, at a time when that was by no means standard practice. Soon, however, many inferior pencils appeared on the market with the A.W. Faber lettering, so that Lothar found himself compelled to take legal steps against these cheap imitations. In his capacity as royal councillor he submitted a petition for the passing of a law to protect proprietary rights. That came into force in 1875.