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

Brand New Trademark Applications: April 15 – April 21, 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.

DIVINELY FEMININE
DON’T SETTLE FOR GOOD ENOUGH
FUTURE COACH
RIDE LIKE A LOCAL

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

GROW YOUR LOVE
PICKLEBALL BRACELET
WEDNESDAY – Applicant is the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation.

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

FORGET CALM AND KICKASS ON
MAKE RAINBOWS GREAT AGAIN
SHADES OF CRAY
WEDNESDAY

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

PREPPY STUFF
SMUGGLER
STOP GIVING YOUR MONEY TO WOKE CORPORATIONS THAT HATE YOU.

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Decor

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

BARE PAWS
BRING LOVE HOME

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

CHEF SQUAD
IT’S A CAMP THING
NO RAMEN, NO LIFE
REAL LIFE ZADDY
SIP-SIP HOORAY!
STOP GIVING YOUR MONEY TO WOKE CORPORATIONS THAT HATE YOU.

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

TOO FUCKED TO FIX
TRANS PARENTS NEED TO BE TRANSPARENT.

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

1776 NATION
AVERAGE DAD
BALLS TO THE WALL
CERTIFIED HUSTLER
DING-DONG
DON’T BE AFRAID TO DO YOUR BEST!
DRAGON LIFE
ELITE EMPRESS
I SAT ON MY BALLS
IT’S A CAMP THING
KEEP ON ROLLING
NEVER HAPPY
NO QUIT!
REAL LIFE ZADDY
RUDEBOY
TOO FUCKED TO FIX
TWENTY. FOUR. SEVEN.
WEDNESDAY

Also, I made a separate section for this set of 6, all from the same owner:
BE KIND. KEEP IT SIMPLE. LET GO.
BE KIND. LET GO. KEEP IT SIMPLE.
KEEP IT SIMPLE. BE KIND. LET GO.
KEEP IT SIMPLE. LET GO. BE KIND.
LET GO. BE KIND. KEEP IT SIMPLE.
LET GO. KEEP IT SIMPLE. BE KIND.

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

MISS DIVINE

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

I LOVE THIS GAME
SOLSTICE
WEDNESDAY

 


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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