What's in a name? Everything.
Learn why our trademark is

so important.


Why does Derby-Pie® have a registered trademark?
It's our way of assuring the satisfaction of our customers. There's only one Derby-Pie®. When you see the name Derby-Pie® and the registered trademark symbol, you know you're getting the pie produced exclusively by Kern's Kitchen with the quality ingredients and special taste you expect.

What exactly is a trademark?
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, trademarks are words, names, symbols, devices and/or images applied to products, goods or services to identify their source.

What does a trademark do?
A trademark clearly identifies an original or distinctive product. It protects the maker's rights, and also protects consumers by guaranteeing that the product you purchase is the genuine article.

Why does Kern's Kitchen go to court to protect the Derby-Pie® trademark?
Our business and reputation rest on our secret recipe and the Brand name Derby-Pie®, which we've used for over half a century. Protecting our trademark means protecting our reputation and the integrity of our product. So although we prefer to settle differences amicably, we will resort to litigation if necessary.

What about the information and photos on this website?
All images and information on this website are contained within our online Media/Press kit are the property of Kern's Kitchen, Inc., and may be used only with granted permission for articles, publicity or advertising relating to Kern's Kitchen and/or Derby-Pie®.  

For more information about trademarks and trademark infringement please visit the following websites:

U.S Patent and Trademark Office

Trademark Basics

All About Trademarks

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Are you a Category Manager?

We know how important it is for you to select and feature products that will increase your sales. Derby-Pie®  chocolate nut pie and our Golden Pecan Pie are both valuable additions to your product offering, suitable for any bakery or deli department, as well as frozen baked goods.   Derby-Pie®  is a highly sought-after and nationally recognized product, exclusively produced by Kern's Kitchen. By offering our pie, you gain a distinctive gourmet brand and distinguish yourself from other grocers. Need more information?
Download our printable product sheets here. 


As Seen In...

Our pie has been mentioned in the press quite a few times in the last 50 years. Here are a few bits and pieces for you to savor or you can click here to see the full list.

USA Today Eats

Larry Olmsted, May 2, 2018

USA Today Eats