Taylor Ham or Pork Roll?

Which is it? Or, are you from North or South Jersey?

One is a brand name and the other is a generic description. One is a KIND of the other.

A rose by any other name …

If you’re from Lakewood, you probably don’t care. :slight_smile:

Where I come from, one orders a Taylor Ham and egg sandwich.

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My Jersey cousins just had a huge Facebook dust up on this very question. I thought it was hilarious. All I could think was that it should use Spam… except I couldn’t figure out which flavor. ;o))))

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I thought this was going to be a Taylor Swift ham joke :slight_smile:

Yes, that was pretty much the point of the post. Everyone has opinion.

And this: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2016/06/results_of_our_great_pork_roll_vs_taylor_ham_battle_divide_nj.html

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Sunday Brunch NY Giants style!! Pork Roll,Egg,Cheese and a hash brown! Gooooo Giants!!!

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Jr rocks! We better go 2 and 0 this week.

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You guys tailgate and make breakfast!?!
Jeez…
How can one drink beer and eat eggs?
:smiley:

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It’s easier than one might imagine, although neither of us were having beer, just breakfast.

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Nobody here had heard of kegs n eggs? We all might be a bit too old these days…but was a staple back in the college years…

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I believe it’s called huevos rancheros:

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and, actually, Taylor Ham is not the brand name.

According to a search of the US Trademark office TESS database, Taylor Ham is a registered trademark, 0668119, registered October 7, 1959, by the Taylor Provisions Co. Trenton, NJ:

Word Mark TAYLOR HAM
Goods and Services IC 029. US 046. G & S: PACKAGED CHOPPED SMOKED HAM. FIRST USE: 19560627. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19560627
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 26.01.02 - Circles, plain single line; Plain single line circles
26.01.13 - Circles, two (not concentric); Two circles
26.03.07 - Ovals with a decorative border, including scalloped, ruffled and zig-zag edges
26.03.21 - Ovals that are completely or partially shaded
Serial Number 72022776
Filing Date January 17, 1957
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0668119
Registration Date October 7, 1958
Owner (REGISTRANT) TAYLOR PROVISIONS COMPANY, THE CORPORATION NEW JERSEY 63 PERRINE AVE. TRENTON NEW JERSEY 08638
Attorney of Record JOHN J KANE
Prior Registrations 0061356;0634912;AND OTHERS
Disclaimer APPLICANT MAKES NO CLAIM TO EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS IN THE WORD “HAM.”
Description of Mark THE DRAWING IS LINED TO INDICATE THE COLOR RED.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECTION 8(10-YR) 20071113.
Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 20071113
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

There is also a second registration for a character mark, 3445682.

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Not to be confused with this Taylor Ham:

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While we don’t wish to be further confusing, then there is also this registration 1220175 from December 14, 1982 to Swift & Co. for Swift Ham:

Word Mark SWIFT
Goods and Services IC 029. US 046. G & S: Processed Meats [ , Bacon, Frankfurters, Sausages of All Types, Ham, Canned Meats, Canned Chili, Luncheon Meat, Poultry, Processed Poultry, Poultry Rolls, Poultry Roasts, and Poultry Parts, Cheese, Dry Soup Mix, Margarine and Butter ]. FIRST USE: 19790000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19790000
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 26.01.01 - Circles as carriers or as single line borders
Serial Number 73270195
Filing Date July 14, 1980
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition August 31, 1982
Registration Number 1220175
Registration Date December 14, 1982
Owner (REGISTRANT) Swift & Company CORPORATION DELAWARE 115 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago ILLINOIS 60604

(LAST LISTED OWNER) SWIFT BRANDS COMPANY CORPORATION BY ASSIGNMENT DELAWARE 1770 Promontory Circle GREELEY COLORADO 80634
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Kay L. Collins
Prior Registrations 0140225;0431251;AND OTHERS
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20121220.
Renewal 2ND RENEWAL 20121220
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

While that is the original trademark, it is no longer in use. The USDA forced the removal of the word “ham”. North Jersey may still call it Taylor Ham, but the package only says Pork Roll.

http://www.trentonian.com/article/TT/20140318/NEWS/140319799

No offense but I sincerely believe you are incorrect, and I have a certain amount of experience in this area.

If it’s still registered at the trademark office then they are using it actively on a chopped proccessed ham product, as this is a requirement for maintaing the registration.

And the registered trademark is “Taylor Ham”. You will note that no claim to the word “ham” is made apart from use in the mark as registered.

Of course if your definition of “Brand Name” is something else other than a trademarked name used to identify goods in commerce together with associated good will, then I look forward to the alternate definition with explanation.

By the way, if it helps you to handle things they also have the trademark for Taylor on pork roll too:

Word Mark TAYLOR
Goods and Services IC 029. US 046. G & S: PREPARED PORK AND BEEF PRODUCTS - NAMELY, PORK ROLL, BEEF ROLL, PORK SAUSAGE, PACKAGED CURED BEEF, SMOKED PORK BUTTS, PACKAGED CHOPPED HAM, AND PACKAGED CHOPPED PORK. FIRST USE: 19860923. USED IN ANOTHER FORM FIRST USED IN ANOTHER FORM ON 1856. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19860923
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 29.01.07 - Inconspicuous designs functioning as punctuation or parts of letters; Small, inconspicuous design elements functioning as punctuation or parts of letters
Serial Number 73625323
Filing Date October 14, 1986
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition May 19, 1987
Registration Number 1467564
Registration Date December 1, 1987
Owner (REGISTRANT) TAYLOR PROVISIONS COMPANY, THE CORPORATION NEW JERSEY 63 PERRINE AVENUE TRENTON NEW JERSEY 08638
Attorney of Record JOHN J. KANE
Prior Registrations 0061356;0073183;0533600;0633262;0634912;0668119;1026894;AND OTHERS
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL-2(F)
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20070329.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20070329
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

They also have Taylor Pork Roll and Trenton Pork roll for apparel, including T-shirts.

It looks like they have all the bases pretty well covered.

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold