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Re: [seedsavers] Unfortunate circumstances regarding this list
I was told that this is why Brook Elliot had to call his organization
"Appalachian Heirloom Seed Conservancy". From what I recall, he at
first intended to use the phrase "seed savers" in the title. SSE came
after him with a cease and desist
On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Lawrence F. London, Jr.
> Evidently this is why Dianne Whealy subscribed to this list:
> I got this from out list host today:
> "We have received a Cease and Desist letter from a firm representing the Seed Savers Exchange, Incorporated. They were
> granted a trademark on the Seed Savers name in 1993, and are demanding that we remove or rename the list.
> Unfortunately, we'll have to comply. "
> I do not know how anyone can trademark the _word_ seedsavers. I do not think this would stand up in court.
> I am removing the literal name of this list, "Seed Saving and Exchange" and will see if that will suffice.
> Maybe UNC will allow this to stand and defend us from those disgusting bullies.
> If we have to change the name of our list to something else does anyone have any suggestions?
> I propose "seedsaving".
> See? This is how far the creeps who got temporary control over SSE will go to strike out at anyone supporting Kent
> and seed saving in general.
> The archives for this list will be private from now on.
> Needless to say Ms Whealy has been locked out of this forum permanently; probably on the payroll of Monsanto.
> I guess this is what one gets for trying to do anything worthwhile these days. I guess it would be logical to expect
> those who are currently trying to steal the SSE would also attempt to prevent others from developing efforts to save and
> exchange seeds.
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