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

Brand New Trademark Applications: August 5 – August 11, 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.

BODE
CANDLE BALM
SHE LOVED IT THERE

 


Class 009: Electrical Apparatus & Digital Products

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

BIG SWINGERS
LOVE YOUR MIND
OCCUPY MOMS

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

DISRUPTOR
FAMOUS ENOUGH
MILF MODIFIED
SANTA’S KINDNESS
SHE LOVED IT THERE
TOGETHER FOR WHATEVER

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

BRILLIANT BABY
CUSTODY DAD
FEARLESSLY SIMPLE
HERE’S THE DEAL
IT’S HAPPY TIME
LIVE LIFE HEALTHY
MAKE MEMORIES MORE
MILF MODIFIED
SCRUB LIFE NOTES
SHE LOVED IT THERE
TOGETHER FOR WHATEVER

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

I DID IT MY DAMN SELF
REPENT
THE BEARD STRUGGLE
TOGETHER FOR WHATEVER

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

DREAMS OF PARADISE
FEARLESSLY SIMPLE
FURRY HEARTS
I HEARD SOMETHING
MAKE MEMORIES MORE
TOGETHER FOR WHATEVER

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

COAL FOR NAUGHTY LIST
COLDEST
CORE
DREAMS OF PARADISE
SANTA’S BAG OF COAL
SANTA’S KINDNESS
SHAKER BOTTLE
TUFF CHIX
THE BEARD STRUGGLE
TOGETHER FOR WHATEVER
WE ARE GAME

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

COLDEST
OCCUPY MOMS
PROTECT THE PASSION
TOGETHER FOR WHATEVER

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

A MAIN CHARACTER
AHOLIC. RECOVERY IS NOT AN OPTION. – No specimen yet, but I feel like this will have another word tacked onto the front. Like … “surfaholic” or “golfaholic”, you know?
BASIC PITCH CLUB
BEST IN THE WEST
BIGFOOT LIFE
BUILT DIFFERENT
CHOOSE OUTSIDE.
FAMOUS ENOUGH
FARM OR DIE
GOVERNMENT CHEESE
HALLOWEEN LIFE
HANG UP AND HANG OUT
HOT FAT GUY CLUB
HUSTLERS ONLY
I’LL STAY UP WITH YOU
IMPROBABLE DOESN’T MEAN IMPOSSIBLE
LIVE LIFE
MAKE YOUR OWN RULES
MAKE YOUR OWN WAY – Different applicants on these two.
MILF MODIFIED
NO SUBSTITUTE
OCCUPY MOMS
OPERATE THE OUTDOORS
OZONE
PLUMB LIFE
PNG
RESPONSIBLE DEGENERATES
RIPT LIFE
SHE LOVED IT THERE
SHITHOLE
SHRED RESPONSIBLY
SUPER READY
SURF NUDE
TAKE CHARGE
THE VOLUNTEER FIREMAN
TOGETHER FOR WHATEVER
TRY THAT IN A SMALL TOWN – Applicant: an individual in China.
TUFF CHIX

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

TOGETHER FOR WHATEVER
WORKED LIKE A CHARM

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

BREAKFAST CLUB
DOUBLE TROUBLE
FLOCKED
I DON’T GIVE A FUCK BUTTON
PUFFIN
SEA-MONKEYS
TOGETHER FOR WHATEVER
YOU’RE GETTING STUPID

 


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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