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Brand New Trademark Applications: March 11 – March 17, 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.

BEEHIVE
IN THE SHADOW OF THE KING
LOVE LOVE!
MORE THAN HUMAN
PEACEFUL MIND PEACEFUL LIFE
PURPLE GORILLA
REASONABLE REQUEST
WHAT’S YOUR SECRET?
WHOLE WIDE WORLD

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

BELIEVE
BENT NOT BROKEN
BRIDE TRIBE
HOLIDAY LIFE
NO EXCUSES
REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FOR ALL

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

CHRONIC ILLNESS PLANNER
EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS
MY VISION BOOK
PURPOSEFULLY WRITTEN
REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FOR ALL
THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION
WHAT’S IN THE BOX

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

& THAT TOO
& THIS TOO
BRIDE TRIBE
LET’S GO GOLFING
MOUNTAIN ZOOMIES
REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FOR ALL
RODEO LIFE

 


Class 020: Furniture

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

PURPLE GORILLA
SHORT FAST STRONG

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

FORTUNE FAVORS THE SWOLE
HOLIDAY LIFE
LET’S GO GOLFING
STORAGE QUEEN
REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FOR ALL
TAKE THE SHOT

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

DIRTY LITTLE TOWELS
GUARDIAN
HOLIDAY LIFE
TRAIL HIPPIE

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

& THAT TOO
& THIS TOO
BE HARD TO KILL
BE THE STAR YOU ARE
BIG WIFE GUY
DRINK MORE WATER
GOOOOOD VIBEZ
GOT MERCH
HIDEOUT HOODIE
HOLIDAY LIFE
I’M ALIVE
I’M NOT LYING
IN THE SHADOW OF THE KING
LET’S GO GOLFING
MY HUSBAND IS ALPHA MALE
NO EXCUSES
REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FOR ALL
RESTART YOUR LIFE!
THE BIG GUY IS THE BIG LIE
WHOLE WIDE WORLD

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS
GRUMPY PENGUIN
LET’S GO GOLFING
LOS COJONES
OLIVE YOU
PAID TIME OFF
RODEO LIFE
STARSHIP
THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION
THE GRUMPY SHARK

 


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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