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

Brand New Trademark Applications: March 18 – March 24, 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.

BE CREATIVE, LIVE A FUN LIFE, AND DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE
COMPATIBLE FOR
COMPATIBLE WITH
COSMO
GOOD VIBES SAVE LIVES
HERE’S WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING
LIFE MATTERS SO LET’S EAT LIKE IT!
RODEO LIFE
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
WHORE BY DEFAULT

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

2 BE LOVED
ARCANE
DON’T EVER QUIT
HEART IN WEST VIRGINIA
NANTUCKET LOVE
WAVES OF LOVE

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

BE CREATIVE, LIVE A FUN LIFE, AND DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE
BUBBLE LETTERS
GOOD VIBES SAVE LIVES
LIFE MATTERS SO LET’S EAT LIKE IT!
LIVE OFFBEAT
RODEO LIFE

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

ALL GOOD THINGS ARE WELCOME HERE
BAGORGANIZER
BE CREATIVE, LIVE A FUN LIFE, AND DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE
COMPATIBLE FOR
COMPATIBLE WITH
LIVE OFFBEAT
NANTUCKET LOVE

 


Class 020: Furniture

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

ARCANE
HUMAN DOG BED – You know you want to look at this thing!
KANGAROO
LIVE OFFBEAT
NANTUCKET LOVE
SLEEP HAPPY
TAKE A NAP

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

ALL IN ONE
ALONE TIME
MOTIVATED BY CAFFEINE
NANTUCKET LOVE
TOES IN THE SAND

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

BLACK GIRL COMFORTER
PURSUE THE UNKNOWN
QUILTY LOVE
TAKE A NAP

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

BE CREATIVE, LIVE A FUN LIFE, AND DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE
BULLIES AREN’T COOL
CITY DWELLER
FAITH GREATER THAN FEAR INC.
FIND YOUR FOREST
GOOD IS EVERYWHERE
GRANDPA AND GRANDPA’S FISHING PARTNER
GYM GOAT
HAVE A GREAT DAY ON PURPOSE
I WAS BORN TO BE….
IT’S A BROOKLYN THING
IT’S A NEW YORK THING
LIFE MATTERS SO LET’S EAT LIKE IT!
MASTER OF DINK
MATERNITY VIBES
MODESTLY ARROGANT
NANTUCKET LOVE
PLEASE BE PATIENT. I HAVE AUTISM.
RATIO
SET THE WORLD FREE
TAKE A NAP
TOES IN THE SAND
WHORE BY DEFAULT

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

WREATH SASH

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

BE CREATIVE, LIVE A FUN LIFE, AND DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE
BUBBLE MACHINE
HOLLI-DAY TREE SKIRTS
PIE IN THE SKY

 


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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