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Saturday, February 19, 2011

FYI URBAN HOMESTEAD TRADEMARK MATTER | Little Homestead in the City

FYI URBAN HOMESTEAD TRADEMARK MATTER | Little Homestead in the City: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Since the letter requests that one not miss use these peoples information here is the link so I don't somehow get this screwed up.

It is a shameful day in my world.
Rois

2 comments:

  1. Well, since you're a suburban homestead, I guess you're safe :-)

    Can't blame them for protecting their IP.

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  2. Actually, this is an awesome day for our world.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Take-Back-Urban-Home-steadings/167527713295518?sk=wall

    The terms "urban homestead" and "urban homesteading" are IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM the IP of the Dervaeses. They are commonly used descriptive terms that have been in the use for the last 40 years, appearing in Mother Earth News in the early 70s, a decade before the Dervaeses started their urban farming operations. They have been used by a number of institutes, publications and individuals over the years, and the Dervaes' use is not unique in any way. They didn't create the terms, and the act of trying to privatize those words is nothing less than an act of theft. Bloody hell, a book titled "The Urban Homestead" was published well before the Dervaeses even filed their trademark claim.

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