Stop Michael B Jordan's Trademark of J'OUVERT For His Rum!

Stop Michael B Jordan's Trademark of J'OUVERT For His Rum!

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Jay Blessed started this petition to Caribbean People

The word J'Ouvert yields 489,000 results on Google. 

The word J'Ouvert is deeply rooted in Trinbagonian and Caribbean culture. 

The word J'Ouvert heralds the annual indigenous festivities of T&T's beloved Carnival, which began in the 1800s and is still practiced globally by people in and from the Caribbean. 

"The name J'Ouvert originates from the French jour ouvert, meaning day break or morning, and signals the start of Carnival." (NYC.gov)

Hollywood actor Michael B. Jordan is celebrating the launch of his newest venture, a rum titled, J'Ouvert. SEE HERE.

It was recently discovered that in the official USPTO filing by Attorney Ryan Louis Shaffer for the use of the word J'Ouvert, under international classification 33: Alcoholic beverages, except beers (U.S. codes 047, 049), the official document states that, "The wording "J'OUVERT" has no meaning in a foreign language." (SEE HERE)

We are not a powerless people! We are a people rich in culture, history and love. It's time we love ourselves enough to stop the sale of our culture to foreign entities that do not respect or value our global contributions, and who do not support and uphold our countries in respectful, long-lasting, tangible and verifiable ways! 

  1. We're asking that this filing be dismissed because of the above fraudulent and inaccurate statement. 
  2. We're asking that Investigator Maria Rivera Sanchez and the USPTO pause their final decision on the trademark of the word J'Ouvert by foreign entities for the use of the sale of rum. 
  3. We are asking Angostura and other Carnival stakeholders be transparent in their business involvement. 
  4. We are asking Michael B Jordan to do the right thing by calling this a loss!

We are asking Caribbean people to act now by signing & sharing this petition! 

Through this simple petition, we will ensure that those responsible for this utterly disrespectful and self-serving act learn to honor Caribbean people and their history.

PROTECT THE WORD J'OUVERT! 

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