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“Urban Homesteading” Loses Its Trademark



I did not hear about it until yesterday.  I was very proud that my own hometown homesteaders rippled the waters and created action.  The Denver Urban Homesteaders ( fought to have the term “Urban Homesteader” trademark cancelled.  The reasoning being the words are generic and should not be able to be trademarked.

Dozens of facebook sites and other organizations were ordered to cease and desist using the term “Urban Homesteader”.  On November 15th in California a judge cancelled the trademark.  A Denver lawyer/homesteader volunteered his time and costs to fight the battle as urban homesteaders everywhere rallied.

The term “Urban Homesteader” belongs to all of us and we can cheer as we write it valiantly on our facebook pages, websites, and blogs!  We are Urban Homesteaders and proud of it!


Katie Lynn Sanders is a Master Herbalist, the author of seven books, has been a speaker on sustainable living, and loves all things wine, regenerative agriculture, homesteading, travel, food, arts, crafts, books, and finding enchantment and inspiration in the smallest things. She lives on a one acre farm with her husband, fourteen chickens, three ducks, a giant Pyrenees, two goats, five cats, and visiting children and grandchildren in southern Colorado.

2 thoughts on ““Urban Homesteading” Loses Its Trademark

  1. yes!! i’m just hearing about this now, from you, so thanks for being the bearer of good news. the fact that the term was even trademarked to begin with made me furious.

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