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

Brand New Trademark Applications: August 26 – September 1, 2023

What a weird week — there are, like, three or four times more applications than usual this week. And SO many of them are for nonsense words or phrases that feel like they’re in the wrong class, nearly all with applicants who are individuals based in China. We also have a couple of new TM Trolls™ who are trying to lock up common phrases!

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.

CRISPY LITTLE MARSHMALLOW
DAY
GET WELL SOON
I FEEL GREAT!
YES LET’S

 


Class 009: Electrical Apparatus & Digital Products

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

DRIFTERS
LIFE IN HELL
PEAR

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

ALLERGY TAG
GET IN THE FIGHT
I FEEL GREAT!
I’M ALL EARS
REUNION
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WATCHES IN THE WORLD

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

BUSY HANDS, CALM MIND
DOGDADDY
GET IN THE FIGHT
GOOD VIBRATIONS
HUSTLE MAKES IT HAPPEN
MENTOR
REUNION
SHE INVESTS
THE BLANK BOOK
THEN AND NOW
YUMMY BABY

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

I FEEL GREAT!
LOVE PEACE & PICKLEBALL
MOMMA’S DOGGIE
NICE RIDE
WICKED TO THE BONE

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

CUSTOMIZED 4 U
NORTH SHORE
YES LET’S

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

BOURBON IS MY SIDE HUSTLE
BUSY HANDS, CALM MIND
CHANGE & SAVE THE WORLD
DOGDADDY
GET IN THE FIGHT
I FEEL GREAT!
JUST FOR FUNZIES
WICKED TO THE BONE
YES LET’S

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

DRY DADDY
I FEEL GREAT!
SHARK BLANKET
YES LET’S

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

BAD BITCH CLUB
BEARLY FIT
BOURBON IS MY SIDE HUSTLE
COOL DAD
COUNTRY BOUJEE
COURAGEOUS PATRIOT
DAUGHTER OF THE KING – Same applicant as the existing registered mark.
DEAR CANCER YOU PICKED THE WRONG BITCH – Applicant: Zettavision Limited, Hong Kong.
DOGDADDY
EVIL WIZARD
FUCK FENTANYL
GET IN THE FIGHT
GOOD HUSTLE
GULF COAST GRINGO
HUSTLE MAKES IT HAPPEN
I CAN’T GET UP RIGHT NOW THE DOG IS ON MY LAP – Applicant: Zettavision Limited, Hong Kong.
I FEEL GREAT!
I PLAY PIANO WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER – Applicant: Zettavision Limited, Hong Kong.
I SHAVED MY BALLS FOR THIS – Sadly, no specimen yet.
I’M A KID BE PATIENT WITH ME
I’M GROWING A TINY HUMAN – Applicant: Zettavision Limited, Hong Kong.
I’M KIND OF A BIG DILL – Applicant: Zettavision Limited, Hong Kong.
IN MY BRIDE ERA – Applicant: Ersan Kuru, an individual from Türkiye.
IN MY ENGAGED ERA – Applicant: Ersan Kuru, an individual from Türkiye.
IN MY TEACHER ERA – Applicant: Ersan Kuru, an individual from Türkiye.
JUST HAPPY
JUST ONE MORE PLANT
KITTIE MOMMA
LOVE PEACE & PICKLEBALL
LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK
MILF MAN I LOVE FISHING
PICK LE BALL
POP PUNK FOREVER
SALTY RODEO
SIP IT WHILE YOU SPILL IT
TOUGH ENERGY
WHATEVER HAPPENS, HAPPENS

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

JIGSAW PUZZLE TABLE – A great example of this week’s weird China-based registrations. The specimens are for fake flowers!
RIBBON BUNDLE
RIBBON SET

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

F*** AROUND AND FIND OUT
FIVE
I FEEL GREAT!
MILF MAN I LOVE FISHING
MINE MINE MINE
OCTOPUS
OLD GLORY
PUCK YEAH

 


And here’s one applying for a whole bunch of classes…

I BELIEVE IN HOLDING GRUDGES, I?LL HEAL IN HELL
(The question mark in place of the apostrophe may be a USPTO error; I saw it on a couple of other applications too.)

 


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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