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

Brand New Trademark Applications: April 22 – May 5, 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 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.

BUSY AND BEAUTIFUL
DEFENDERS OF THE REALM
SPIDER-BOY
SUN & MOON

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

COWGIRL LUV
FIRST CLASS
OUR LOVE
PRIME
SUPERVILLAIN

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

BADASS PATRIOT
DISPLAY
ETHEREAL GIRL
FERTILITY GOALS
FIRST CLASS
GOAT PLANNERS
LET US PRAY
PRIME
SPIDER-BOY
SUPER STICKY
SUPERVILLAIN
UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE
VESPER

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

BADASS PATRIOT
FREEDOM
LONG WEEKEND
THINK

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Decor

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

LEADERS KNOW WHEN TO QUIT
MAGIC CARPET
SHADY WITH A CHANCE OF RAINBOWS
WORLD TRAVELER

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

BADASS PATRIOT
CHILL SLEEVE
COOL AS A PICKLE
EGGCELLENT
FARMHOUSE GLASS
FIRST CLASS
HONOURABLE
MURDER YOUR THIRST

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

MACARON
MAKE AMERICA FREE AND INDEPENDENT AGAIN
PAY ME FOR MY EXPERIENCE NOT MY TIME
SUPERVILLAIN

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

…IS MY DRUG
BAD GIRL IN A GOOD WAY
BALD IS BEAUTIFUL
BEST MOM EVER
BUILT GOD TOUGH
EXTREMELY PUZZLED
FAFO (FUCK AROUND AND FIND OUT)
FLORIDA SUCKS
GOT GRASS?
HOOKIN’ AIN’T EASY
HUMBLE AND BEAUTIFUL
I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK
IF YOU SEE ME CRYING I’M OK. I’M JUST THINKING ABOUT
JESUS IS WOKE
LIVE THE SAIL LIFE
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY
NO GRIND NO GLORY
PRETTY B!TCH
SASSY SISTER
SUPERVILLAIN
WILD LIFE

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

BEAUTY MAMA
PRINTABLE HAIR EXTENSIONS

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

CHRISTMAS PIG
FIRST CLASS
PARTY PALS
POLICE

 


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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