Cafe Hon owner defends Herself against criticism that she trademarked the word ‘hon’ for financial gain

Denise Whiting photo by Kitty Charlton, Baltimore Messenger

Dense Whiting says she’ll sue those who use her oval logo

by Larry Perl, The Baltimore Messenger, 12/10/10

Denise Whiting, owner of Cafe Hon and founder of the annual HonFest celebration in Hampden, said she thinks controversy about her branding the word ‘’ — including registering it as a federal trademark — is being blown out of proportion by merchants and the media.

“Am I going to go after everybody that uses the word ‘hon’? No,” she said.

But she said that if people try to sell merchandise with her trademarked oval logo on it, “I’ll sue their pants off.”

Continue reading “Cafe Hon owner defends Herself against criticism that she trademarked the word ‘hon’ for financial gain” at The Baltimore Messenger.

This entry was posted in 2010s, Baltimorons, Hampden, Kitsch and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to Cafe Hon owner defends Herself against criticism that she trademarked the word ‘hon’ for financial gain

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.