Monthly Archives: February 2018

2018-Video Campaign #trademarkfreefirecider

This February marks the 4 year anniversary of the Free Fire Cider Campaign!!  To mark the 4 years, we are launching a #trademarkfreefirecider video campaign!

Make a short video featuring your Trademark Free Fire Cider and post it to the Tradition Not Trademark Facebook page with the tag #trademarkfreefirecider!

Lets get the word out (and not advertise for Shire City Herbals) by making it clear that we want TRADEMARK FREE FIRE CIDER!!

From Rosemary-
Hi Friends,
It’s winter and definitely time for Trademark Free Fire Cider! This years flu season has been setting records! Make sure to get your Trademark Free Fire Cider brewing!  Its one of the best tonics to keep you healthy during the winter months and to ‘keep the bugs at bay’.   And while you’re at it, try this great recipe for Trademark Free Fire Cider from Mountain Rose and my Fire Cider chutney (see recipes below).  We’re hoping the Pirates won’t try to trademark these recipes as well!

 Unfortunately, the issue surrounding Fire Cider’s trademark continues and the law suit that Shire City served to the ‘Fire Cider Three’ ~ is ongoing.
 We continue to need your support in helping us win this case!  We are waiting to hear our trial date! We do have costs surrounding this! Please consider donating to these costs.

You can help support the Free Fire Cider campaign in many ways!
~Donate to the trial costs! 
~Make your own Trademark Free Fire Cider!
~Teach a Trademark Free Fire Cider class!
~Don’t buy pirated herbal products (the brand with the pirate on the label)!
~Ask your local stores not to carry trademarked Fire Cider!

Thankfully,  many stores have opted to stop selling trademarked Fire Cider.  Stores who have continued to sell  the Shire City Brand usually state that they want their costumers to have the freedom of choice, but there’s NO choice when there’s only one brand allowed to be sold.  Thanks to Park Slope Co-op in NYC for supporting the boycott!
 

Our enduring hope is that Fire Cider and other traditional herbal recipes will be put in a category that protects them from future trademarking, which will allow everyone to continue to make and sell these traditional herbal recipes.  We are not alone!

Again, thank you endlessly for your continued support.
In Joy,

Rosemary Gladstar