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

Brand New Trademark Applications: August 12 – August 18, 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 004: Fuels, Oils, and Illuminants

Includes: candles, tea lights, wax melts, potpourri wax, and lots of types of fuels and oils.

FIREHEART – This one is in almost every class this week. It’s a Sarah J. Maas book thing.
GIRL IN A SWEATER
LIFE BY DESIGN

 


Class 009: Electrical Apparatus & Digital Products

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

SEE YOU AT THE TOP
SUPERMODEL

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

FOREVER STARTS NOW
I’M ALLERGIC TO STRESS
JESUS GUY
POWER OF LOVE
THE LITTLE SACRED HEART
TRALER PARK

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

COURAGEOUS NATION
DTF ANYTHING – I’m guessing this is some other DTF acronym than the one that springs to my mind. 😆
DTF YOURSELF
JESUS GUY
LOVE PARTY
MAKE IT SUPER
MAKE OUR LIVES EASIER
MAKING OUR LIVES EASIER
POWER OF LOVE
SEE YOU AT THE TOP
TRALER PARK
YIKES!

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

I’M ALLERGIC TO STRESS
LOVE PARTY
STUFF THAT DON’T BREAK
TRALER PARK

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

HOME GROWN

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

A REALLY GOOD CRY
DRINKERS WITHOUT BORDERS
LIL BUDDIES
POWER OF LOVE
SEE YOU AT THE TOP
STUFF THAT DON’T BREAK
TRALER PARK

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

TRAILER PARK

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

A REALLY GOOD CRY
ACTION ADVENTURE
ALWAYS BE GOLFING
BAREFOOT AND BRALESS
BLUE COLLAR MAMA
BOOK CLUB
CALL YOUR MOM TODAY
DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING
DIVE LIFE
DRINKERS WITHOUT BORDERS
EVERYDAY PATRIOT
FASHIONABLY EARLY
FRINGE MINORITY WITH UNACCEPTABLE VIEWS
HOT MOM WALKING CLUB
HUMAN ROBOT
I’M ALLERGIC TO STRESS
ICONIC
JESUS GUY
LIL BUDDIES
ME LOVE ME SELF
OR NO
OUTLAW
PAIRS NICELY WITH WATER
POWER OF LOVE
S.O.A.R.
SANS CLUE
SANTA’S TAILOR
SOCIALLY INEPT
THE HICK
TO LOVE LIFE IS TO LIVE LIFE
TRALER PARK
YOUNG, WILD & FREE

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

BOBBIN TOPPER
COZY CLIP
MAGIC PINS

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

DARE TO DREAM
FRIDAY
LIL BUDDIES
MAUI STRONG – The natural disaster ghouls are always quick to apply. 🙄
MOVE LIKE ME
SWINGIN’
TRALER PARK
YOU’RE GETTING B*TCHY

 


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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