via A David vs. Goliath Tale of Trademark infringement: Did Huffington Post and Chipotle Deliberately Use A Trademarked Name? | Food For Thought.

Dear Arianna@HuffingtonPost.com   and Chipotle,

The   “Food for Thought”  brand and trademark is already  in use for an awesome local company here in Northern Michigan.  If you continue to try to squash the small town enterprise, the very name may come back and bite you in the collective food for thought.  Think about it! Don't steal the name.

Chipotle you tout “Food with Integrity” as your slogan  how about treating Food For Thought to the Integrity they deserve find a new name for your blog.

Sincerely, Michelle Hazard

Dear NetworkTraverseCity.com ,

Local organic food growers and small business “Food For Thought” is being threatened by much larger corporations and backers through Huffington Post and Chipotle Mexican Grille. Please share, Please write, please support local business.

Food for thought organic and green conscious.

Food For Thought has always been housed in green structures and based on our organic farm.

Why Organic? Food for Thought

Why Organic? click image to read more.

Why Fair Trade?

It is a simple and needed concept. If fairness works internationally, why not use that model domestically? And why not improve on it? After all, how could a consumer, that does not know me or Food For Thought personally, know the difference between a global/industrial jar of fruit preserves and a Food For Thought product? At Food For Thought I purchase most of our fruits with a handshake over a dining room table and find myself in a good position to assure that all people involved are treated fairly. With global/industrial food, do they care on that level? Experience would say not, but a Domestic Fair Trade standard would allow those that qualify to step up to the plate and get credit for their efforts on behalf of humankind and the planet.
This is a new frontier and I would appreciate your thoughts and comments.
Timothy Fitzgerald Young
President/Chef

Green Cuisine Brought to you by Food for Thought of Northern Michigan

Green Cuisine Brought to you by Food for Thought of Northern Michigan click image to learn more.

Food For Thought Chef/Owner

Timothy Fitzgerald Young is founder, President and Chef of Food For Thought, Inc., creators of organic and wild-harvested gourmet specialty foods.

Send your own letters of support of the true “Food for Thought” to arianna@huffingtonpost.com and post them to: http://www.foodforthought.net/food-for-thought-needs-your-help/

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2 Responses to A David vs. Goliath Tale of Trademark infringement: Did Huffington Post and Chipotle Deliberately Use A Trademarked Name? | Food For Thought

  1. timothyfft says:

    Thank you for posting. After 18 years of building my brand, Food For Thought, it’s been pretty unsettling that they have done this and ignored our letters, and those of countless others. It sure highlights the differences between large businesses and small. They’ll now suck up all the search engine optimization and banish all other legal and “ethical” users of that phrase to the shadows of the world wide web. It’s sad in that both Huffington Post and Chipotle have given what now only appears to be lip service to working with integrity and caring for the small farmer.
    And finally, THANK YOU to the countless people that have supported us and written on our behalf. You’ve all shown Arianna Huffington and Chipotle what community and integrity look like.
    With kind regards,
    Timothy Fitzgerald Young
    President/Founder
    Food For Thought, Inc.(Trademarked in 1996)

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