First of all-thank you Quincy and LadyBack 1 for your detailed and prompt reply. I truly appreciate your assistance.
Quincy-so I am clear-is a cattle brand copy written, not trade marked?
If it is copy written, as I understand your response, and produced prior to 1923 it may be in the public domain and free to use. Is this accurate?
I will do detailed research on each brand but want to confirm if it were possible to use these brands.
Once again thank you both for your assistance
I apologize for what was, apparently, an unclear post. Your understanding is just the opposite of what I meant to convey.
The cattle brand works like a trademark to identify a "product" (the cattle). So a brand would have protections similar to those provided a trademark holder.
In other words, others cannot use the same brand to identify their own cattle. Likewise, someone cannot use the same brand on other products or services IF the brand-holder markets merchandise under that brand (for example, selling tee-shirts with the brand displayed). A lot of your concerns with creating and marketing wallets with the brand from 1800, then, will depend on whether the brand is still in use and, if in use, if the cattle brand owner objects to your use of his/her brand as your product identifier.
While I lean toward thinking you should not have problems creating wallets with the brand, this is based solely on your posts and without knowing what brand is involved or any other facts. You would need to have these facts reviewed by an attorney in your area to determine better whether your use infringes on another's rights and what the legal risks are that you could face.