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

Brand New Trademark Applications: February 25 – March 3, 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, downloadable music, computers, media players, and a whole lot more.

CUTE BLACK HOUSEWIFE
FAITH IS FUN
LUCKY IRISH
NOTHING BUT NET
OCEAN KINGS
SURVIVOR TOUGH
THESE THINGS HAPPEN
TRASH PANDA
WHISPER

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

BOND OF LOVE
BOYS WORLD
BRIDE VIBES
BRIDE’S BABES
RICH WIFEY
TEAM BRIDE – All 3 “bride” applications are from the same individual.

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

BOYS WORLD
CREATIVE BEE
GOODNESS WITHIN
HEAL YOUR SOUL
MAKE BANK
MISS SUNSHINE & CO
PROJECT RICH BITCH
RESTING BITCH FACE
RISE & GROW
STRONG MOM STRONGER DAUGHTERS
WOOD BOX HEROES

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

BOYS WORLD
CØRRUPTED
FUTURE TRASH
MAKE BANK
SKATE LIKE A GIRL

 


Class 020: Furniture

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

ARROW
SURVIVOR TOUGH

And I’m including this one just for our non-USA friends, so they can see a sentiment that a lot of Americans live with every day:
CHILDREN ABOARD PLEASE DON’T SHOOT US

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

BOYS WORLD
CUTE BLACK HOUSEWIFE
GENESIS
GOOD TOGETHER
LIFESTYLE VIBES
MAKE AMERICA GOSPEL AGAIN
MAKE BANK
PROJECT RICH BITCH
STRONG MOM STRONGER DAUGHTERS
SURVIVOR TOUGH
TOASTER GRILLED CHEESE
TUMBLE

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

BOYS WORLD
CHILLAX VIBES
COOL COOL SUMMER
SURVIVOR TOUGH
YOGA PANTS – Goods: Comforters; Duvets; Bed blankets; Bed sheets

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

ABANDON YOUR FEAR
BEAUTIFUL FEMALE
BIG BOAT GUY
BOYS WORLD
BUG GIRL
COZY KNIT
CUTE BLACK HOUSEWIFE
DAD NOT COACH
DAPPER AS FUCK
GOT BAIL?
HEAL YOUR SOUL
I’M SIZE BEAUTIFUL
JESUS IS A FEMINIST
KEEP IT BLUNT
MAKE AMERICA GOSPEL AGAIN
MAKE BANK
MOM NOT COACH
NERDY BLACK CHICK
PAPER OR PLASTIC
PARENT NOT COACH
PEACE UP HATE DOWN
PROJECT RICH BITCH
RESTING BITCH FACE
SHE CAN PLAY
SKATE LIKE A GIRL
STREET GAMER
STRONG MOM STRONGER DAUGHTERS
THE WINEY BRIDE
THICK AS THIEVES
TRADEMARK FACTORY
YOUNG AT HEART

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

BOYS WORLD
CANCELLED
EXACT
LAVENDER BUNNY
NOTHING BUT NET
OCEAN KINGS
POP QUIZ
PROGRESSIVE BLACKJACK
SKATE LIKE A GIRL

 


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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