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  Re: [Aroid-l] Trademark Names
From: Tony Avent tony at plantdelights.com> on 2006.11.28 at 05:45:00(14871)
Susan:

Zantedeschia 'Picasso' is a patented plant, but I am unfamiliar with
the name Wizard. Here is a link to the the search page for the US
Patent Office which you may find of interest. Go here and type in the
word Zantedeschia, in the Term 1 box and hit search.
http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html
This will give you information about the introducer, the parentage, and
lots of other interesting info. It's a Federal Crime to give false
information here, so these are fairly accurate. I usually find this
info doesn't come anywhere close to the marketing hype that is printed
by nurseries selling the same plants. Most nurseries don't realize
that the Federal Trade Commission has laws that govern how plants are
sold and marketed. If you are tired of a plant being intentionally
hyped with false claims and sold under the wrong names, don't hesitate
to give the US Trademark Office or the FTC a call.

Tony Avent

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