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Re: [Aroid-l] Trademark Names/Aroid book

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Trademark Names/Aroid book
  • From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" <>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 16:09:14 -0600

You are absolutely right Tony.  By the way, I just checked your website.  I'll have to hide this one from my wife.  Come spring when it's time to buy more hostas if my wife finds your site I won't have a cent to spend on aroids!
Steve Lucas
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Avent
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Trademark Names/Aroid book


There are plenty of nurseries that put trademarks on all new plants that they carry.  That doesn't mean that the trademarks are valid.  Unfortunately, 99.9% of all trademarks used in horticulture are illegally used and therefore unenforcable.  If more people would tell these nurseries where to stick their trademarks, we could get this problem stopped quickly.  Re: Derek's comments, Plant can be patented under a cultivar name, since this doesn't affect the names usage.  Patents only affect propagation.  Trademarks affect name usage and this is why cultivar names cannot be trademarked.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three times" - Avent

Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest wrote:
Can't argue that Xanadu may be trademarked but it is also a scientific name.  You can find it on TROPICOS.  I'm not sure how anyone can trademark a scientific name.
Philodendron xanadu Croat, Mayo & J. Boos
Steve Lucas
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 5:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Trademark Names/Aroid book

>From : Agoston Janos <>
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids <>
Sent : Monday, November 27, 2006 9:29 AM
To : Discussion of aroids <>
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Trademark Names

Dear Jani,

I believe that Philodendron 'Xanadu" is trademarked and carefully
'protected', at least here in Florida.   I believe there is also some sort
of 'patent' on at least one vining Philodendron, the one w/ varigated leaves
(white, scarlet, green) and which 'bleeds' a wine-colored sap when cut.
Concerning Deni Bown`s book on Aroids, I recomend it MOST highly, it
contains a wealth of invaluable information all compiled in one source, and
makes for good reading also.   In our world of Aroids there is nothing else
that even comes close.   It is worth getting no matter what the price may

Good Growing,


>>Are there any other aroids which are trademarked (excluding Anthuriums and

Does anybody has experience with Timber Press? Any opinions about the Aroid
book (anybody can respond...)?



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