Who we are: Wagons-Lits Diffusion was created in 1996 by Compagnie des Wagons-Lits (CIWLT) with the mission of licensing the rights on CIWL's old brand and logo for a wide variety of products and services ( see : legal (c) & TM), as well as CIWL's historical archives. We dispose of an important digital Data Base of CIWL archives, rich of more than 20 000 photos, plans, advertising posters and other publications (use the Search engine). We control the uses of these properties through licensing or publishing contracts. Since 2013, Wagons-Lits Diffusion is not part of the Accor Group.
Why create WL Diffusion? Since 1883, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits and particularly the Orient Express have enjoyed a huge public attraction. This has often created abuses with frequent unauthorized uses of our brand and images. Among others, we can mention tentatives to register our brand in various countries. Or the use of our logo for pornographic movies/magazines. Or the use of our logo for advertising/promotional campaigns. CIWL and ACCOR decided to create Wagons-Lits Diffusion to keep control of the brand and intellectual properties.
Our actions: Since it was created in 1996, Wagons-Lits Diffusion maintains an important digital photothéque of CIWL and PLM archives, partly accessible on-line (more than 20 000 photos). Wagons-Lits Diffusion has signed more than 200 licensing contracts for products bearing our logo in the most diverse sectors, and signed more than 1000 publishing contracts for archive photos, with most international media and publishing groups. We also sue companies for counterfeit or illegal use of our properties.Thus preserving this rich historical heritage.
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