Can You Trademark Recipes? Fire Cider Demonstrates Why it is Problematic

The New York Times frequently publishes stories about intellectual property.  Even though there is a small percentage of lawyers that practice and are experts in this field, the impact of intellectual property is increasing in the economies and markets. This past Sunday (March, 17th, 2019) the NYT printed and posted online this article about the perils of trademarking recipes and generic names, in this case, an herbal drink called Fire Cider. Fire Cider is a…

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