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

Brand New Trademark Applications: January 21 – January 27, 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 014 – Jewelry

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

CRUMB
GRACIOUS BABY
LOVEETERNAL
MENAGERIE
SPARKLING LADY

 


Class 016 – Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

BRAVE SMART KIND
CAT PEOPLE PENS – Applicant “Milktoast Brands” has applied for several pens/pencils; I’ve included a few here.
DEMOTIVATIONAL PENS
DOG PEOPLE PENS
FLAG
GIGANTIC
GLIDER
GOT CHLOROPHYLL?
JESUS IS BADASS
LANDSCAPE NOTEBOOK
OFFENSIVE PENS
PREFAB
SEE YOU IN THE METAVERSE
SPREAD SOME LOVIN’
THE WAR ON DRUGS
WINETASTIC

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

DOG OF GOD
IT DOESN’T SUCK…Y’ALL

 


Class 020: Furniture

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

ENJOY BED TIME.
GIVE IT THE HAMMER
WALL THINGS AND SHELF STUFF

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

FIZZY
GRACIOUS BABY
MINIMALLIFE
MORE WAGS, LESS WORRY.
PRETTY SHITTY CAKES
PUG MUG
THE FAIRY GARDEN
TIME IN A BOTTLE

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

BLAZE
CROCHET FABRIC
GIVE IT THE HAMMER
GRACIOUS BABY
MINIMALLIFE
MOTHER’S WARMTH

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

B.ALL.IN
BE THE FUEL
BESTBÜDS
BIG DAD ENERGY
BIG DINK ENERGY
BIG GOD ENERGY – These three are all different applicants!
BIRTHDAY SEX
DARK SKIN LIFE
DOG OF GOD
EVERYONE’S A LITTLE GAY
GIVE IT THE HAMMER
GOT PICKLEBALL?
GRACIOUS BABY
HOLLOW
IYKYK – Acronym for “if you know, you know.”
JESUS IS BADASS
JEW LIVES MATTER
JOYFUL WARRIOR
LOVEETERNAL
LUV GOD BUT KINKY
MOIST
MORE DOGS, LESS KIDS!
MOTHERSHIP
NEVER BORED
PICKLEBALL ALL-STARS
RUDE AF
SEE YOU IN THE METAVERSE
SHOW UP & SHOW OUT
SOIL MYSELF
SOIL YOURSELF
TAKEN
THE MONEY IS COMING!
THE WAR ON DRUGS
THINGS LOOK GOOD FROM UP HERE
WHO?
WINETASTIC
YOU CAN’T DO THIS SHIT IN SAUDI ARABIA
YOU GOT GROOMED

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

BEST GAMES EVER
CALMING HEART BEAR – Same company has applied to register a number of different bear phrases.
DEALS GALORE
GAY IN A SLEIGH
GRACIOUS BABY
LIVE WELL
MORE WAGS, LESS WORRY.
ORANGE PILLED
PARTY ANIMALS
POLITICALLY INCORRECT
POLYGON
SWEET CELEBRATIONS BEAR

 


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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