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

Brand New Trademark Applications: June 3 – June 9, 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.

CATTYWAMPUS
LOVE YOUR TEAM
MACRO
OWN THE BALL
PHONE CADDY
THATS COOL
VERSATILE
VIBES ARE CONTAGIOUS

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

CHOOSE THE MOON
CLEAVAGE DROP
KEEP IT POSITIVE SWEETIE

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

DESPERATE FOR JESUS
DON’T GO CHASING WATERFALLS
KEEP IT POSITIVE SWEETIE
LOVE YOUR TEAM
MEMORY FOAM
NIGHTMARE NATION
PRAY MORE THAN YOU SAY
WHOLISTIC JOY

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

CAKE
INFINITY

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Decor

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

HURRY UP HONEY
SWEET LITTLE ANGEL

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

BLESS YOUR ART
DEEZ NUTS IN A CUP
GOT SOUL?
HOPLIFE
KEEP IT POSITIVE SWEETIE
MACRO
SHITHEAD
YOU ARE LOVED MORE THAN YOU KNOW

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

MAKE AMERICA FLORIDA

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

BALLER PRINCESS
BECOME THE BEST
CHOOSE THE MOON
DON’T BE A DICK
DON’T GO CHASING WATERFALLS
GOT SOUL?
HUMANS
KARMA IS MY
KISMET IS MY (Slightly out of alphabetical order to keep it with its buddy)
KEEP IT POSITIVE SWEETIE
LGBTQH
LOVE YOUR TEAM
NOT AI
SHIT AND BE HAPPY
SUNSHINE LOOKS GREAT ON YOU
VISIBLY TOXIC
WITH JESUS ON THE FRONT LINE MY BACK IS ALWAYS COVERED

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

SEW MAGNETIC

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

CATTYWAMPUS
EASTER BUNNY’S BASKET STUFFERS
LIGHTUP BRICKS
LED BRICK
NAUGHTY CHARADES

 


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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