Oppose Trademark of the word Yule (Sellers)

Charissa Iskiwitch
Charissa Iskiwitch 454 Comments
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A federal trademark application has been made on the word “Yule” as it pertains to products that fall into the federal category of perfume. The determination of what falls into that category is subjective. It could be looked at broadly and include any scented product with the word Yule in the product name or it could be limited to bath and body fragrance items. There is no way to tell until the owner of the trademark enforces it through the courts.

Yule is commonly used in product names with holiday scents. If this application is approved sellers of Yule scented products will be forced to change the name of their product. We are asking business owners and sellers to sign this petition and help us oppose this trademark application.


We, the undersigned sellers, oppose the issuance of a trademark for the word YULE with respect to perfume. It is a commonly used generic or descriptive term indicating traditional holiday scents, and to prohibit its use in perfumes and other scented products would be removing a widely used descriptive word from common use. It would be unfair to the many current users of the term, such as the undersigned, who commonly produce and sell “Yule” scented products, if YULE were to become a trademarked name and be unavailable for its current, broadly generic use.

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  • Julie Sanders
    Julie Sanders United States, Sierra Vista
    Jun 03, 2017
    Jun 03, 2017
    Yule is a term for everyone to use. Don't take that away
  • savannah Middleton
    savannah Middleton United States, Jeffersonville
    Apr 01, 2017
    Apr 01, 2017
    How can a company own a sacred, religious word?
  • Jonathon Lowe
    Jonathon Lowe United States, Acworth
    Mar 27, 2017
    Mar 27, 2017
    Yule is a word filled with traditions that many cultures new and old have used and celebrated as far back as the Scandinavian Viking Age, then called jól, from whence Yule was derived. Yule was also celebrated in every home in England since the 1800s. To date, Yule has always been public domain. To market and brand this as the sole property of any one person or company would be an outrage to thousands worldwide both spiritually as well as relating to business. It doesn't just negatively impact the hundreds who sign this petition, but thousands worldwide who don't even know this petition exists. It is blatant belligerence to patent a holiday to make a buck and be legally permitted to sue anybody else who uses the holiday as well.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar 20, 2017
    Mar 20, 2017
    This is utterly ridiculous and nothing spiritual about it. Just greed and narcissism....The word is an actual holiday but if she wins this that means every big and little Parfum company would have to pay her royalty company like Tiffany &Co to glade...And she could word search for anyone so to hit them with lawsuits to pay her for making a DIY scent using YULE as common scent name..So that means disabled people fixed income that make soap and call the scent Yule....Meanwhile this is going on and Big Fat Cat companies who never trademark the word as own scent have not been contacted so they with all their money and corporate force can stop this person.....From a site that started small and have grown to a nice sized following this just seems scandalous and out right short cut for money and power...Meanwhile the items she sales are causing people to get sick and some extremely harmed for life....This is not a word up for grabs it is a Holiday otherwise don't you think the big named companies would have tried this I'm sure it's been an understanding and mutual respect to not even think to try to own a word (holiday) does she want Christmas Halloween easter and even Autumn which all have scents named after them to describe it's smell.....They all have a common knowledge that word means certain scents pertaining to that holiday season.... I also don't feel comfortable allowing my name be posted I had been a follower and wanted to try some of her scents until I heard from hundreds of people that they had been made sick or bad reactions.....will she want to Trademark everything she carries and is she using names already trademarked but company not aware and need to collect money from her??
    Same does she have an attorney fighting the medical damages to these poor people......Honestly I hope this gets farther and wider and a company goes after her maybe shut her down...Basically isn't that the power and greed she so seeking with this????
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