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

Brand New Trademark Applications: June 17 – June 23, 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, computers, media players, phone cases, and a whole lot more.

BLACK COFFEE
MOTHERHOOD
NINETEEN SIXTEEN
WE’RE NOT REALLY STRANGERS

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

BEAR WORLD
CURATED BY NATURE
EMO COWGIRL
FIRST CHOICE
GALAXY

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

DON’T DO THE DUMB THING
HONEST LIFE
HOUSE WORK
LUSTY LIBRARIAN
OBITUARY
STYLE YOUR BUSINESS
WRITING YOUR LIFE

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

BETTER BACKPACKING
FLOOFY POOF
GOOD SCOUT

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

FIRST APARTMENT
FLOOFY POOF
HOUSE WORK
LITTLE NEST
THE GOOD MOTHER

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

COUCH VIBES
EMO COWGIRL
GOOD SCOUT
HOUSE WORK
LOVE YOU TO DEATH
NO TRUER NORTH
WILD UNIVERSE

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

BEAR WORLD
CHECKERBOARD BLANKET
CHECKERED BLANKET
FIRST APARTMENT
GENERATION GREEN
THE GOOD MOTHER

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

COCKY AF
DON’T HATE, ELEVATE
GRIND OR BE GROUND
HIP HOP SNOB
I LIKE MY BALLS PICKLED.
I WEAR MY HEART ON MY SLEEVE
LAND LOCKED LIFE
LIVE IN YOUR LIGHT
NO TRUER NORTH
NOT SO COMMON GIRL
OBITUARY
ODD YOUTH
OFFLINE
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT LUCK
SALTWATER REDNECK
SHE’S A HUNTER
SPIRIT OF THE WEST
SWOLE4JESUS
WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

EMO COWGIRL
MAGNETIC SEWING PINS
SPIRIT OF THE WEST

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

GOOD SCOUT
OBITUARY
SCUBA DUCK
SHINE

 


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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