How sad…

…that someone would think that they could own the terms “urban homestead” and “urban homesteading” ® .

And these someones are not big corporations, but just a family who homesteads in their little Pasadena, CA backyard and have gotten a lot of acknowledgement via their blog, press, and tv.  This family was a very big inspiration to me over the last 4 years, but now, I don’t know what to think.  Apparently I have to put the ® mark next to urban homestead ® and urban homesteading ® and a remark that those terms belong to the Dervaes Institute who now claim to own the application of urban homesteading ® practices. I could understand them wanting to trademark the name of their blog “Little Homestead In The City”, but to insist that others cannot use the terms urban homestead/homesteading without acknowledging that those terms belong to the Dervaes is pushing it a bit far I think.

Feb 19th, 2011
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