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

Brand New Trademark Applications: February 11 – February 17, 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

Includes: downloadable image files; computer software, apps, and games; computer fonts; downloadable music; computers; and a whole lot more.

DUMB BLONDE
SELF CONFIDENCE AFTER TRAUMA
SMASHING
STARS OF THE TRIBE
STEPSIBLINGS
YOUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR ALTITUDE.

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

CAFÉ RACER
DIAMOND CEREMONY
EXPRESS YOURSELF
LEAN INTO LOVE
RINGSMAKER
THE ULTIMATE WALL CLOCK
YOU MAKE TODAY BETTER

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

A TRIBE CALLED BEAUTIFUL
COUNTRY MUSIC FAN
CREATIVE SPARK
FIND MY PASSPORT
GRATITUDE
INFLATE & DECORATE
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
MENTALLY MANGLED
PEEK-A-BOO BABY
SIR DINKS-A-LOT
SWEET BUNNIES
THE BEDTIME BUNNY
YOU MAKE TODAY BETTER

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

EXTRACURRICULAR
FRESH & MESSY
IT TAKES A HIVE TO THRIVE
NO DAYS OFF
PICKLEBALL XPRESS
POWERED BY T.H.C.
SIR DINKS-A-LOT
SUNDAY WAVES

 


Class 020: Furniture

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

CACTUS
EXPRESS YOURSELF
LAYERINGS
SUNSCAPE
WILD CLOUD

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

COUNTRY MUSIC FAN
EXPRESS YOURSELF
GRATITUDE
MY LIFE EXPECTANCY DEPENDS UPON HOW LONG I LIVE NEAR MY CHILDREN
PURRRING – Note: three Rs in there.
SMELLS RICH
WEST COAST WINES

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER SLAY
CUDDLE WUDDLE
DRAGON
FOXY
GRATITUDE
SIR DINKS-A-LOT
SWEET BUNNIES
THICC SHARK

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

A TRIBE CALLED BEAUTIFUL
ALL POTTED UP
BE SAVAGE NOT AVERAGE
CAMPCORE
COUNTRY MUSIC FAN
DEFECTIVE
DUDE, WHERE’S MY LIGHTER?
DUMB BLONDE
GOD IS MY PILOT I AM HIS CO-PILOT
HOLD MY NUGGETS
HUSTLE MINDED INDIVIDUALS
I HAD A PURPOSE BEFORE ANYONE HAD AN OPINION
INK’D LIVES MATTER
JUST GROW IT
MY LIFE EXPETANCY DEPENDS UPON HOW LONG I LIVE NEAR MY CHILDREN
NAH, FUCK THAT.
PICKLEBALL XPRESS
POWERED BY T.H.C.
RISE UP & BE FREE
SQUAD
STARS OF THE TRIBE
SUNDAY WAVES
SWEET BUNNIES
THICC SHARK
TRAILER PARK MAFIA
WEIRD AND BOGUS
YOU MAKE TODAY BETTER

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

BE SAVAGE NOT AVERAGE
CHIEF
DIVOT BUDDY
FOXY
GO PICKLE!
HOT WINGS
OUR FAMILY IS SO WEIRD
PICKLEBALL XPRESS
SIR DINKS-A-LOT
SUNDAY SUNSHINE
SWEET BUNNIES
THE BEDTIME BUNNY
THICC SHARK
TINKLE CRINKLE
WELCOME TO THE CLUB

 


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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