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 PennsylvaniaHorticultural 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-demolishedPhiladelphia Civic Center in 1966, where it remained each year until 1996. After, it moved to its present location at the PennsylvaniaConvention Center.
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.