Oppose Yule trademark application (consumers)
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.
We, the undersigned consumers, 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 consumers, like the undersigned, who commonly purchase “Yule” scented items from a wide variety of sources, if YULE were to become a trademarked name and be unavailable for its current, broadly generic use.