The Philadelphia Flower Show is a trademark and an annual event.  The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) hosts the event. Typically, it is held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in early March. Incredibly, it is the “largest indoor flower show in the world.” In fact, it attracts 250,000 visitors annually.

Each year there is a theme that inspires most of the exhibits. Additionally, Judges come to view and judge the submitted exhibits in many different categories. Another popular part of the show floor is the Garden marketplace. This is where visitors can buy plants and seeds. Visitors also can cut flowers and craft items.

The Historical Philadelphia Flower Show

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s founding year was 1827. Later, it hosted the nation’s first flower show in Philadelphia in 1829. The first show displayed many exotic and native plants. Today, the proceeds from the Flower Show support thousands of projects in communities.

The flower show moved to the now-demolished Philadelphia Civic Center in 1966, where it remained each year until 1996. After, it moved to its present location at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

However, in 2021, the Philadelphia Flower Show was held outdoors at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, this was the first time the Philadelphia Flower Show was held outdoors. The 2022 Show will also be outdoors in FDR Park. Further, the Show will take place from Sat, Jun 11, 2022, to Sun, Jun 19, 2022.

The Philadelphia Flower Show is a Trademark

The Philadelphia Flower Show is a trademark. Its registration date was Feb. 02, 1999. However, it had to disclaim the words “flower show.” These words are generic and descriptive. In trademark law, an entity can not have the exclusive right to descriptive words such as FLOWER or SHOW.

This Trademark has two classes. The first class is 025. This makes the trademark good for clothing articles. Next, the second class is 041. This makes the trademark good for entertainment purposes. Specifically, entertainment in the nature of flower shows. This could include gardening demonstrations and horticultural techniques.