MISSY MEYER’S SNARKY MUSINGS ABOUT TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHT, LICENSING, AND OTHER IP!

Brand New Trademark Applications: April 1 – April 7, 2023

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 a Serial Number (for easy tracking and reference). At this point, these will all sit in limbo for 6 to 9 months until they’re assigned to an examining attorney.

Many of these are incomplete from the get-go, or will be abandoned, or will be rejected. And some are for some really weird goods in their category. So check the “Goods and Services” tab on any mark of concern to see what it intends to cover! I’ve gone with the most-often used classes for crafted goods.

(Some of these are also legitimate brand names! I’ve included them on this list because those brand names are also words or phrases that may be used on the goods in question by crafters and makers.)

I’ve made bold the ones that seem particularly concerning to a lot of crafters.

 


Class 009: Electrical Apparatus & Digital Products

Includes: downloadable image files, computer software, computer fonts, computers, media players, phone cases, and a whole lot more.

BALLPLAYER
BLACK BABY GIRLS
GLASS
KEEP YOUR GUARD UP
LITTLE STAR LIGHT
MORE THAN TOUGH
SLOW RIDE
STILL CHILLIN
THIS IS JESUS
VINEYARD

 


Class 014: Jewelry

Includes: jewelry (rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc.), key chains, clocks and watches (except smartwatches), cuff links, jewelry boxes, and more.

ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
ANGRY SIREN
COOL CHILD OF OUR LORD
FROST FAIRIES
PRETTY WOMAN
TRULY ALPHA

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

Includes: greeting cards, pens, books, planners, journals, envelopes, decals and stickers, bags for packaging, gift wrap, and more.

DWELL
FAIL IT TILL YOU MAKE IT
FIFTYLICIOUS
FORTYLICIOUS
FREAKS OF NATURE
FROST FAIRIES
GRUESOME TWOSOME
HUG & LOVE
IT WAS WORTH IT
MOCKTAILS
THIS IS JESUS
TRIUMPH

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

Includes: luggage, carrying bags, animal collars and clothing, infant slings, wallets, umbrellas, saddles, and more.

ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
DON’T PLAY BY THEIR RULES
FREAKS OF NATURE
MOMMA’S DOG
MORE THAN TOUGH
SHADY COWBOY

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Decor

Includes: furniture, non-metal signs, pillows, picture frames, storage containers, mirrors, non-metal letter boxes, window shades, and more.

AMBIANCE
COUNTRY HOME
DON’T PLAY BY THEIR RULES
JOYFUL GNOMES
MORE THAN TOUGH
OCEAN COWGIRL
TINSEL AND ELVES

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

Includes: drinking glasses, cups, mugs, insulated flasks, cookware, pots & pans, cutting boards, oven mitts, and more.

BIG DUCK ENERGY
FREE TRUMP – Well, that didn’t take long!
GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS ENABLE BAD GUYS WITH GUNS
HEY JESUS IT’S ME
KEEPER OF LORE WEAVER OF FATES MASTER OF DUNGEONS
MOCKTAILS
MOMMA’S DOG
OCEAN COWGIRL
THIS IS JESUS
TINSEL AND ELVES

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

Includes: flags, towels (bath, tea, dish, beach, etc.), pillowcases, curtains, blankets, textile place mats, tablecloths, and more.

BABY’S BABY BLANKET
GO BEDDY
NUMERO UNO
OCEAN COWGIRL
PATRIOT ON BOARD
SUN DRUNK

 


Class 025: Clothing

Includes: shirts, sweatshirts, baby bodysuits, cloth bibs, undergarments, aprons, shoes & socks, and so much more.

ABSOLUTELY PICKLED
ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
BIG DUCK ENERGY
BORN AGAN – Note the missing letter I.
CHICAGO AF
COOL CHILD OF OUR LORD
ESCAPE THE MATRIX
FREAKS OF NATURE
FREE TRUMP
GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS ENABLE BAD GUYS WITH GUNS
GRUESOME TWOSOME
HEY JESUS IT’S ME
IT’S A CHICAGO THING
IT’S A DALLAS THING
IT’S A LOS ANGELES THING
IT’S A MIAMI THING
KEEPER OF LORE WEAVER OF FATES MASTER OF DUNGEONS
OCEAN COWGIRL
ODYSSEY
POSITIVITY TRIBE
SHUT UP AND SKI
SHUT UP AND SURF
STILL CHILLIN
THIS IS JESUS

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

Includes: hair bows & bands, ribbons, non-jewelry clothing accessories, Christmas wreaths & garlands, and more.

BLENDED STRANDS
TINSEL AND ELVES

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

Includes: toys, games, dolls, party hats, sports equipment, Christmas tree decorations, and more.

ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
AVERAGE IS THE ENEMY
GRUESOME TWOSOME
LUCKY GUESS
MY FAVORITE PET
OCEAN COWGIRL
TINSEL AND ELVES

 


Note: This is a curated list, and may not include all marks that affect you or your business. All marks are Drawing Code 4, meaning they are plain text without any required style, color, or font.

If one of these applied-for marks affects your business or brand, it’s never too early to file a Letter of Protest! You’ll need to create a MyUSPTO account to submit an LoP. It’s a handy account; you can also keep a list of applications of interest, and get an email any time there’s activity on that application!

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