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

Brand New Trademark Applications: April 8 – April 14, 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.

ELDRITCH GOD
NEVER STOP CARING
WHY SHOULD GUYS HAVE ALL THE FUN

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

GENTLEMEN’S BANDS

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

ALIGNED AND UNBOTHERED
MEGABITCH
PROUD BLACK GIRL DADS
THE STORY OF EVERYTHING
WHY SHOULD GUYS HAVE ALL THE FUN

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

HEART OF A WARRIOR SOUL OF A QUEEN
HEART OF DARKNESS
THE RIVER
UNLABELED
WHY SHOULD GUYS HAVE ALL THE FUN

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Decor

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

DON’T POKE THE BEAR

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

FEEL THE BUZZ
MANIFESTATION BABE

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

COZY COTTON
WOOLEY

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

ACTIVATE YOUR POWER
ALIGNED AND UNBOTHERED
ANGRY GINGER
BEAUTY IS A STATE OF MIND
BUBBLE BABE
CARPE MAÑANA
FITNESS DEPT.
GETTING BETTER IS THE ONLY OPTION
GODSPEED
HEART OF DARKNESS
LITTLE BALLERS
MANIFESTATION BABE
REAL FOOTBALLS ARE ROUND
ROCKSTAR MAFIA
SNEAKERLIFE
TAKE MORE PHOTOS THAN YOU POST
WHY SHOULD GUYS HAVE ALL THE FUN

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

GLITTER BOMB CREATIONS

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

BUBBLE BABE
ELEVATE
LINKS GOLF
NEW YEARS PARADE
ROLL THE BONES

 


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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