Dervaes family trademarks "urban homestead"
Maybe you've heard the buzz
by now --- the Dervaes family (authors of urbanhomestead.org) have
trademarked the following terms:
I can understand the
urge to protect their intellectual property (even though I feel like,
in today's digital age, that kind of "mine!" mentality is a bit
misguided.) Just the other day, I noticed another book with
"urban homesteading" in the title, and I understand that publishers are
getting ready to churn out yet more books on the topic.
"If your use of one of these phrases is not to specifically identify products or services from the Dervaes Institute, then it would be proper to use generic terms to replace the registered trademark you are using. For example, when discussing general homesteading or other people’s projects, they should be referred to using terms such as ‘modern homesteading,’ ‘urban sustainability projects,’ or similar descriptions.
"When using a phrase listed above to refer to the work of the Dervaes Institute, proper trademark usage should include the proper trademark notice [®], use the protected phrase in all capital letters, and note in close proximity that the term is a protected trademark of Dervaes Institute."
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