• Petitioning Shire City Herbals

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Shire City Herbals
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Revoke Fire Cider Trademark

    1. Traditions Not Trademark
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      Traditions Not Trademark

Fire Cider is a traditional name for a blend of herbs used by thousands of herbalists worldwide. The name was coined and copyrighted by Rosemary Gladstar in her books. Trademarking this name is like trademarking the word "pizza".

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kimberly Salvati HOOKSTOWN, PA
      • about 23 hours ago

      I just made my first batch of fire cider!! Thank you Rosemary for selflessly sharing this great recipe with the world.

    • Brianne Nelson ROHERT PARK, CA
      • 2 days ago

      This is something we all own, collectively, as a community and should be made and used by anyone. This simple (and frankly amazing) recipe was and is meant to be communal, not stolen and branded like a Coke product. It's simple.

    • Rachel Davis ST LOUIS, MO
      • 2 days ago

      Let herbalism remain with the people. This creation was generously given by Rosemary Gladstar for everyone to enjoy.

    • Amy Gibson FAYETTEVILLE, TN
      • 2 days ago

      I have been making Rosemary's Fire Cider for our family since I started learning about herbs several years ago. It was my first tincture. I have been selling it at our local craft shows the past 4 years.

    • Donia Mitchell DELTONA, FL
      • 2 days ago

      I own an herbal apothecary business, Enchanted Botanicals, Deland, FL. I teach culinary medicine classes and I teach them how to make a traditional Fire Cider and how to make a freshly juiced one that they can make at home on their own. Fire Cider is traditional medicine but there's more than one traditional recipe, my recipe varies slightly from Ms. Gladstar's but I give them a copy of her recipe from her herbal remedies reference books. There can't just be one Fire Cider the same way there can't be just be one root beer or whiskey. It's a common remedy with regional variations and should be trademarked by the name of the producer of the product not just the generic commonly used name of the product.


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