"Fire Cider" Cannot be Trademarked, says Federal Judge
Nov 03, 2019 03:22PM
By Cat Carrel
The Fire Cider 3—Kathi Langelier, of Herbal Revolution, in Maine; Mary Blue, of Farmacy Herbs, in Rhode Island and Nicole Telkes, of Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine, in Austin—had brought suit against the company, arguing that fire cider has been reproduced, adapted, used and sold by thousands of herbalists over the past 40 years. The trial lasted nine days after which the federal judge determined in a 40-page decision that fire cider is a generic term.
The lawsuit sparked a Change.org petition that garnered more than 15,000 signatures, the Tradition Not Trademark Facebook page, and the website FreeFireCider.com. Herbalists from around the country rallied and supported the Fire Cider 3 in their quest to revoke the trademark.
Pictured: The Fire Cider 3 (L-R) Nicole Telkes, Mary Blue, and Kathi Langelier (far right), with Rosemary Gladstar (second from right). For more information, visit FreeFireCider.com.