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

Brand New Trademark Applications: May 6 – May 12, 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.

GUARDIAN
HIGH FUNCTIONING AF
HIGH ROLLER
HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL
RADICALLY AUTHENTIC
STAY HIGHDRATED
STREET SMART

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

BE SPARKLED
BELIEVE IN YOUR SPOUSE
WRITTEN FROM THE HEART

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

CRIME JUNKIE JR.
GODDESS MODE
HOW DARE YOU
PAINT PARTIES
TEACH ME TO READ AT HOME

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

HOW DARE YOU
SHUT UP AND RIDE
STAY HIGHDRATED
TRAILTREKKER
WNDR LUST

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Decor

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

BAD MAMMA JAMMA’S
HIGH FUNCTIONING AF

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

BELIEVE IN YOUR SPOUSE
CAN SHAPED
COMPLETE PRO
GIN & JUICE
GOT SHAKE
HIGH FUNCTIONING AF
HOW DARE YOU
SALT CULT
THRIVE HIVE
TINY TOE BEANS
WHISKEY HOARDER
WONDERMAMA

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

BACKPACKING LLAMA
COMPLETE PRO
HOW DARE YOU
ROOM FLAGS
STAY HIGHDRATED
SLUMBER BLISS

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

BABY LLAMA
BASKETBALL MOM.
BEACH BALLER
BELIEVE IN YOUR SPOUSE
BROOKLYN QUEEN
CALIFORNIA GIRL
CHILDHOOD
COMPLETE PRO
CRIME JUNKIE JR.
CUTE AND CHRISTIAN
DOLLY
EAT LIFE WITH A BIG SPOON
GODDESS MODE
GRANDMAMA LLAMA
GRANDPAPA LLAMA
HIGH FUNCTIONING AF
IF I AIN’T GIVING I AIN’T LIVING
OVERPAID
SALT CULT
SALTY BEACHES
SHUT UP AND RIDE
SOUTHERN BY GOD
STAY ABOVE WATER
STAY HIGHDRATED
THIS IS MY FIGHT
TITAN
WHISKEY HOARDER
WNDR LUST

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

COLOR FOR A CAUSE
COLORS FOR A CAUSE
SEA NYMPH
TWIST TECH
WILD WREATH

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

BARRACUDA
BE SPARKLED
EXTREMELY LUCKY
GIN & JUICE
TROUBLE MAKER

 


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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