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

Brand New Trademark Applications: March 25 – March 31, 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.

CRYPTO HIPSTER
EAT, PLAY, LOVE
IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD
LIFE AND DEBT
PARENT ASSISTANT
TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

AGING IS CHANGING
FUCK IT
UNLIKE ANY OTHER

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

ACE OF WANDS
BUSINESS MOGUL
CHECKMATE
CRYPTO HIPSTER
EAT, PLAY, LOVE
FUCK IT
HAPPY YOU GAVE BIRTH DAY
LIFE AND DEBT
ONCE A MARINE … ALWAYS A MARINE.
POOETRY
SHE’S THE DIFFERENCE
TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

BUILD YOUR BAG
DON’T GO GENTLY
FUCK IT

 


Class 020: Furniture

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

BEAUTIFULLY COOL
BUSY KIDS
MEOWNER

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

AURA
FUCK IT
IMPOSSIBLE IS THE ONLY IMPOSSIBILITY
IN COFFEE WE TRUST
STAY FRESH

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

BEAUTIFULLY COOL
I FORGOT TO BRING A TOWEL

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

2ND AMENDMENT
BORN, RAISED, & STAYED
CHOOSE HAPPY
DADDY’S GOT A BIG ONE
DON’T RUSH IT, CRUSH IT
DON’T TREND ON ME
DON’T WORRY, I CAN DO THIS
FUCK IT
GOD IS AMAZING
IN COFFEE WE TRUST
IT’S COOL TO BE A JEW.
LIVIN’ THE GOOD LIFE
MAKE AMERICA TRUMP AGAIN
MELANATED MISTRESS
RELY ON GOD
ROYAL FUCKUPS
THERE’S NO LIFE LIKE THE GOOD LIFE!
TURF LIFE
VALUED BY GOD

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

CHEAP THRILLS

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

ACE OF WANDS
BREEZE
BUSY KIDS
FUCK IT
SERIOUSLY?
TORCH
TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY
WHAT’S YOUR NEXT MOVE?

 


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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