Court Cancels URBAN HOMESTEADING Trademark

In a longstanding dispute between advocates of urban farming and the Dervaes family of Pasadena, a federal district judge gave opponents of the Dervaes’ a partial victory when he  ordered cancellation of the trademark for URBAN HOMESTEADING on the grounds that the mark is too generic a term to deserve protection.

The complaint was filed 2014 by Denver Urban Homesteading, a farmer’s market in Denver whose Facebook page was suspended after an infringement complaint filed by the ex-wife of Jules Dervaes.

The long, sordid history can be read here.


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