As well as the famous Josiah Wedgwood several other potters used the name WEDGWOOD (or similar names) on their ware – either because their name was Wedgwood, or because they copied the name and/or ware in order to boost their own sales.
In 1848 Francis Wedgwood (son of Josiah Wedgwood II) who was one of the owners of the Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Etruria works took out an injunction against William Smith & Co to prevent them using the Wedgwood mark.
No true Wedgwood ware used a middle ‘E’ as ‘WEDGEWOOD’ or used ‘& CO.’ or an initial ‘J’
Companies with the name Wedgwood:
Josiah Wedgwood (& Sons Ltd.)
Wedgwood & Co. (Ltd.) Tunstall
Enoch Wedgewood (Tunstall) Ltd