Cancel Trademarks on Urban Homestead and Urban Homesteading
  • Petitioned Jules Dervaes

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Jules Dervaes

Cancel Trademarks on Urban Homestead and Urban Homesteading

    1. Petition by

      S G

      Houston, TX

This is a petition to the Derveas Institute to cancel the Trademarks on "Urban Homestead" and "Urban Homesteading" in good faith from the urban homestead community. Noting that Urban Homesteading was addressed in the 1976 Article on the Integral House and an article in 1980 by Mother Earth News, the group has laid false claims on the rights to the term and their actions are noted as hostile to the spirit of the community. 

Boycotts on their digital properties and physical goods will commence until the trademarks are legally cancelled by the Corporation. 

P.S. Feel free to copy the letter below and email it to info@urbanhomestead.org if you wish to bypass the log in.

P.S.S. Please go and support the comapnies that were harmed in this fiasco. Visit the Take Back Urban Homesteading page on FB for details.

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    2. S G
      by S G
      Petition Organizer

      For the latest news on the Urban Homesteading Trademark issue, please see the Take Back UH FB page here:

    3. URBAN HOMESTEADING™ Trademarked?

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Anyone with even a passing interest in sustainability has likely come across the phrase "urban homesteading," a term which Wikipedia says "can refer to several different things: programs by local, state, and federal agencies in the USA who work to...

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    • Roslyn Johnson LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      Please please please reconsider your decision which is so mean, petty, materialist and un-Christian.

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    • Manuel Bauwens SINT-NIKLAAS, BELGIUM
      • over 3 years ago

      You do not copyright normal words, a brand or company name ok, but not everyday words, imagine I go around and start registering words like "coffee", "tea", "house" or "farm"... "urban farm"...

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    • Kay Fontana SAN JOSE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      If this isn't changed, these people should be boycotted!

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      • over 3 years ago

      This is a ridiculous abuse of trademark law

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    • danielle mckahn NORTHAMPTON, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      I am part of an urban homesteading group. we hold workshops to teach eachother about canning and other urban homesteading topics.

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