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

Brand New Trademark Applications: May 20 – May 26, 2023

IMPORTANT NOTE: The USPTO is requesting to increase fees. This includes moving the Letter of Protest fee from $50 to $200!! There are still a few days to submit a formal comment protesting this outrageous fee increase — the deadline for comments is June 12, 2023. Visit the Written Comments section of the Federal Register entry for this issue for instructions on how and where to submit your written comment.

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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.

6-FIGURE DIVA
AI
BARBECUE QUEEN
DRAGON
INTERGALACTIC
MINOTAUR
MONDAY AGAIN
RENAISSANCE
VELOCITY

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

A DREAM TO LAST A LIFETIME
HOMMEMADE (Note that extra M in there)

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

ARTSTENCILS
CREATE SOMETHING TODAY
CRUSH
HUMAN ON BOARD
HUMANS ON BOARD
MY BELONGINGS ORGANIZER
THE MONTH
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
TIL THE STARS TURN COLD

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

FARM FRESH DELIVERY
PARDON MY SPANGLISH
UNLEASH

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Decor

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

BISON
CRUSH
MAKE A BOLD STATEMENT
MIRROR MIRROR
REUNION

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

HOMMEMADE (There’s that extra M again)
LIMITLESS
PLAYFULLY ADVENTUROUS
REUNION
SOME OF US WERE BORN HERE
STAY COLDER, LONGER
THE EXPLORER
TIL THE STARS TURN COLD

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

CARPE NOCTEM
STRIPED TIGER

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

BABY BROTHER’S
BRIEFLY FUNNY
CUTE & COCKY
DIRT DON’T HURT
DONT’JUST SAY IT, BE IT!
HUSTLE ________ EVERYTHING (Formatted in a vertical stack)
I LIKE MY BUTT RUBBED AND MY PORK PULLED
LOVE AT FIRST KICK!
MOMS GO HARD
PARDON MY SPANGLISH
REEL LOVE
RELUCTANT BISEXUAL
SOME OF US WERE BORN HERE
SUPPORT LOCAL BABES
UNITED STATES TRACK + FIELD
YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

CRUSH

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

CATCH THE BIG ONE
NO STUFFING

 


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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