Back to the earth, I mean trademark office.
February 16, 2011 2:52 PM Subscribe
The Urban Homestead®:
posted by mandymanwasregistered (54 comments total)
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Where sustainable urban living and intellectual property collide. Previously on mefi
we learned about some urban homesteaders in Pasadena, CA calling themselves the Dervaes Institute. According to the OC Weekly Blog Stick a Fork in It
: "In October of last year, the Dervaeses successfully registered the terms "Urban Homestead" and "Urban Homesteading" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. But only in the past couple of weeks have they been sending cease-and-desist letters to organizations and blogs using the terms without their permission, successfully asking Facebook to shut down groups using those terms as their name."
Other trademarks include: urban homesteading, path to freedom, grow the future, homegrown revolution, freedom gardens and little homestead in the city (pending).
In a post on their blog
they seem to think that a cease and desist letter
is only one if the words "cease and desist" are used.