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Bonus content! Newly registered marks for the week of 27 February 2024

Trademark Tuesday - Bonus Registered Trademarks - week of 27 February 2024

Note: These marks are now fully registered and active! This list is compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes a list of the newest registered marks every week. (Some of these are legitimate brand names! I’ve included them on this list because those brand names are also words or phrases that may be used […]

Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 27 February 2024

Trademark Tuesday - New and Cancelled Marks - 27 February 2024

This week in class 025: 554 new registrations, 379 cancelled registrations, and 163 abandoned applications. And it’s somehow suddenly the end of February. Where does the time go?? Note: The marks in part 1 are now fully registered and active! These lists are compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes lists of the newest […]

Brand New Trademark Applications: February 18 – 24, 2024

Brand New Trademark Applications: February 18 - 24, 2024

First thing: DON’T PANIC! This is a list of brand new applications for trademarks, NOT a list of marks that have been fully registered. For all of the marks on this list, someone has submitted some paperwork to the USPTO, and the folks at the USPTO have put the information into their system, and assigned […]

Bonus content! Newly registered marks for the week of 20 February 2024

Trademark Tuesday - Bonus Registered Trademarks - week of 20 February 2024

These marks are now fully registered and active! This list is compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes a list of the newest registered marks every week. (Some of these are legitimate brand names! I’ve included them on this list because those brand names are also words or phrases that may be used on […]

Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 20 February 2024

Trademark Tuesday - New and Cancelled Marks - 20 February 2024

There were 521 newly registered trademarks this week in class 025, and 352 cancellations. I also think I’ve figured out how to get my site to send emails out to you every time a new post goes live; if you’re interested, you should see a pop-up thingy to sign up at the bottom of the […]

Brand New Trademark Applications: February 11 – 17, 2024

Brand New Trademark Applications: February 11 - 17, 2024

First thing: DON’T PANIC! This is a list of brand new applications for trademarks, NOT a list of marks that have been fully registered. For all of the marks on this list, someone has submitted some paperwork to the USPTO, and the folks at the USPTO have put the information into their system, and assigned […]

Bonus content! Newly registered marks for the week of 13 February 2024

Trademark Tuesday - Bonus Registered Trademarks - week of 13 February 2024

Hey howdy hey! I believe I’ve figured out how to highlight in yellow the ones that seem particularly concerning. Note: These marks are now fully registered and active! This list is compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes a list of the newest registered marks every week. (Some of these are legitimate brand names! […]

WTF Are the USPTO’s Principal and Supplemental Registers?

Deep Dive: WTF Are the USPTO’s Principal and Supplemental Registers?

I’ve seen a number of questions lately surrounding trademarks that are registered on the Supplemental Register, and there’s a lot of confusion over what a supplemental trademark actually IS, as compared to a principal (or “regular”) trademark. So let’s chat! Note: this discussion applies exclusively to the United States of America. Other nations may have […]

Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 13 February 2024

Trademark Tuesday - New and Cancelled Marks - 13 February 2024

Happy Galentine’s Day! This week we have 562 fresh and new trademark registrations in class 025, and there were 376 cancellations. Note: These new marks are now fully registered and active! These lists are compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes lists of the newest registered marks every week. (Some of these are legitimate […]

Brand New Trademark Applications: February 4 – 10, 2024

Brand New Trademark Applications: February 4 - 10, 2024

First thing: DON’T PANIC! This is a list of brand new applications for trademarks, NOT a list of marks that have been fully registered. For all of the marks on this list, someone has submitted some paperwork to the USPTO, and the folks at the USPTO have put the information into their system, and assigned […]

Bonus content! Newly registered marks for the week of 06 February 2024

Trademark Tuesday - Bonus Registered Trademarks - week of 06 February 2024

Note: These marks are now fully registered and active! This list is compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes a list of the newest registered marks every week. (Some of these are legitimate brand names! I’ve included them on this list because those brand names are also words or phrases that may be used […]

Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 06 February 2024

Trademark Tuesday - New and Cancelled Marks - 06 February 2024

Happy February! Where did January go? It was both the longest and shortest month ever. This week, there were 504 newly registered trademarks in class 025 (24 of which were Supplemental, and yes, I’m about halfway done with a blog post about the Supplemental Register), and 412 cancelled marks. There were no X LIFE marks […]

Brand New Trademark Applications: January 28 – February 3, 2024

Brand New Trademark Applications: January 28 - February 3, 2024

First thing: DON’T PANIC! This is a list of brand new applications for trademarks, NOT a list of marks that have been fully registered. For all of the marks on this list, someone has submitted some paperwork to the USPTO, and the folks at the USPTO have put the information into their system, and assigned […]

Bonus content! Newly registered marks for the week of 30 January 2024

Trademark Tuesday - Bonus Registered Trademarks - week of 30 January 2024

Note: These marks are now fully registered and active! This list is compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes a list of the newest registered marks every week. (Some of these are legitimate brand names! I’ve included them on this list because those brand names are also words or phrases that may be used […]

Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 30 January 2024

Trademark Tuesday - New and Cancelled Marks - 30 January 2024

We’re experiencing a magical first this week, everyone! There were more cancellations (357) than new registrations (322) for the first time since I started doing these lists 5 years ago! (Also, I can’t believe this spreadsheet is 5 years old; I had to go check, and indeed, I started it on January 11, 2019.) Of […]

Brand New Trademark Applications: January 21 – January 27, 2024

Brand New Trademark Applications: January 21 - January 27, 2024

First thing: DON’T PANIC! This is a list of brand new applications for trademarks, NOT a list of marks that have been fully registered. For all of the marks on this list, someone has submitted some paperwork to the USPTO, and the folks at the USPTO have put the information into their system, and assigned […]