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Hon trademark dead...or is it?

Hon trademark dead...or is it?

After celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay and his show "Kitchen Nightmares"visited Cafe Hon last year, Denise Whiting agreed to kill her trademark of the word "Hon."

She did as she said. And yet, mention of the trademark appears in literature for this year's Honfest, which is coming up in June.

Here is the passage, verbatim, included on Honfest 2012 material that was distributed to potential festival vendors:

NOTE: All items sold at HONfest 2012 must be legal and within the family-oriented nature of the event. Prohibited items include counterfeit designer clothing or handbags, tee-shirts, cat eyed sunglasses, weapons of any kind, including knives;...