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

Brand New Trademark Applications: July 8 – July 14, 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.

BY HIM
TALLER THAN YOUR DADDY!

 


Class 009: Electrical Apparatus & Digital Products

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

– No items found this week that appear to be registering words or phrases as digital designs.

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

ALL THINGS ETERNAL
GARLAND
IT WAS FOR ME
PROMISE RING
VIBE YOUR RIDE
WILD ELEGANCE

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

ADVENTURE CLUB
GOTHIC BABY
HARD WORK, GOOD TIMES
I WISH I WAS MY DOG
MARINA LIFE
ONEZIES – Already registered in Australia for craft supplies.
PERMASTICKERS
SHE IS SO DOPE
SMALL BITS OF HAPPINESS
THE GRUMPY PET

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

GO THE DISTANCE
KATANA UMBRELLA
SAMURAI UMBRELLA
SHE IS SO DOPE
TALLER THAN YOUR DADDY!
TWO FLAGS
WEAPONS WEAR
YUCK

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

ADD A FRAME
COZY READER
INVENTORY
RAD JOY
SPROUTS
SURRENDER

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

BEVERAGE SAFE
BOTTLE BUDDY
GARNISH
IT WAS FOR ME
SEE MY MAGIC
TALLER THAN YOUR DADDY!
WORLD’S DOPEST DAD

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

FIND YOUR STRONG
GARNISH
GO THE DISTANCE
INVENTORY
MOMMEE BEE
SEE MY MAGIC
TINYBEE

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

ASK GOD OR GOOGLE
BABY IN PROGRESS
BLOOD SWEAT TEXAS
BORN AGAIN ATHLETE
DON’T PISS OFF THE COOK
GO THE DISTANCE
HARD WORK, GOOD TIMES
HAVE A GREAT FUCKING DAY
I WISH I WAS MY DOG
INVENTORY
GO HARD OR DIE TRYING
IT WAS FOR ME
JUST BE DECENT
JUST STOP IT – I’m betting Nike will have an issue with this one.
LOOK GOOD. FEEL GOOD.
LOOK GOOD. FEEL GOOD. DO GOOD.
MAKE IT COUNT.
MOMMY’S SHADOW
SHE IS SO DOPE
SMALL BITS OF HAPPINESS
SWEET JESUS
THERE’S A METHOD TO MY MAGIC
WALKING BILLBOARD
WORLD’S DOPEST DAD
YUCK

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

THE SAVIOUR

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

A CAT’S LIFE
CANCEL CULTURE
CHAOTIC
CLAUS COUTURE
I HEART MANATEES
MOMMY’S SHADOW
STEAMBOAT WILLIE – Applicant is NOT Disney. The character will enter the public domain on January 1, 2024; looks like “Lastar Capital Group” is trying to squeeze in and grab the name. It’s good timing; an examiner won’t see this application until early 2024. But I’m sure they’ll be smacked down by Big Mouse.
THE GENERAL

 


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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