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.