Monday, January 14, 2008

Neti (Snot) Pots

So, neti pots have been around forever. I mean, a thousand years or more. So why is it that some corporation feels that they should be able to trademark the term "Neti Pot"? The trademark has been applied for and is temporarily live, but the government has not determined that the term is trademarkable. (I might have made that word up.) Still, the company is putting Neti Pot™ on all their boxes.

In the meantime, I have to figure out what to call my pots used for the practice of Jala Neti, also known as nasal irrigation or sinus cleansing. Right now I am happy with the term "Snot Pot" and my first Snot Pots are out of the kiln!

6 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

Every time my husband gets sick he tells me how he wants one of these. I will direct him your way!

Liz (made in lowell) said...

I hear only amazing things about this method, thanks for making cute little ____ Pots!

Leah said...

Wow. I can't believe that someone is trying to trademark Neti Pot-that sucks.
How about Netee Poht? is that allowed? :)

Knot By Gran'ma said...

I like Snot Pots... at least we'll know what they're for right off the bat.

tootsiegrace said...

I always say I need one of these! I love them! How irritating that they are trying to trademark the name of the pot! So stupid!

High Desert Diva said...

much more marketable than Neti....