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

Brand New Trademark Applications: October 14 – October 20, 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 004: Fuels, Oils, and Illuminants

Includes: candles, tea lights, wax melts, potpourri wax, and lots of types of fuels and oils.

BRIGHT, HOT
CLOSENESS
CREATING LIGHT AND BEAUTY, ONE CANDLE AT A TIME
HOTSAUCE
MERCURY IN RETROGRADE
MOODY BITCH
MOON CANDLES
PICKLE PICKLE
SHARE THE LIGHT
WHIMSICAL WICKS

 


Class 009: Electrical Apparatus & Digital Products

Includes: downloadable image files, computer software, computer fonts, computers, media players, phone cases, and a whole lot more.

SMART SVG

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

BE KIND, OR ELSE…
BELIEVE IT’LL HAPPEN
FROST AND DEW
HOLY WATER BRACELET
ONLY GOD ABOVE ME
PICKLE PICKLE
WARRIOR HEARTS

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

BABYCHILD
BE KIND, OR ELSE…
BIG SHRED ENERGY
BITE SIZED
BLUEBERRY LIFE
CATASAURUS
COWBOYS AND INDIANS
DADDY & ME
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
MONEY
PICKLE PICKLE
PURPOSEFUL SCRIBBLES
STRAWBERRY LIFE
TEEN DRIVER
TRUMP ABIDING CITIZEN

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

A WEEK AWAY
BOSSETTE
CAMOFLAGE [sic]
DOGHOUSE
GLOW ON, BEAUTIFUL
JOYOUS
PACKUP&GO
PARACHUTE BAG
PICKLE PICKLE
SOMEBODY LOVES YOU
THE COFFEE RUN

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

BEYOND YOUR DREAM
BY HIS SAVING GRACE
HAPPIMESS
PICKLE PICKLE
PREPCART
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

BEST DAD EVER
BITCH BE GONE
BLUEBERRY LIFE
BUCKET LINER
CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT THE PRESENCE
COWBOYS AND INDIANS
GIGGLE
JESUS PEOPLE
PICKLE PICKLE
STRAWBERRY LIFE
YOU GOT THIS – Goods: combs.

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

BEST BAGS
EVE
PUPPY XOXO
TRUMP ABIDING CITIZEN

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

;):
AMERICA IS GREAT!!
BALD BLACK & BEAUTIFUL
BE KIND, OR ELSE…
BEST DAD EVER
BIG PENIX ENERGY
BIG WILLY
BLUEBERRY LIFE
BODEGA LOGIC
BOSSETTE
CAMOFLAGE [sic]
CAN’T BEAT A CLASSIC
CHAD DAD
CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT THE PRESENCE
COLOR ME CANCELED
COWBOYS AND INDIANS
DADDYTIME
EARPHONE HEADBAND
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
GINGE AF
GRANNY’S FAVORITE
HEAVEN RAISED
I AM
IT’S GIVING PINK
JESUS PEOPLE
KITTYSAURUS
LIVE FAST FISH HARD
MISCREANT
MOMS NIGHT OUT
MUTHA TRUCKER
MY CITY LOVES ME
NO COUP FOR YOU VOTE BLUE
NORMALIZE TROPHY HUSBANDS
NOVO
ONE HUNDRED
ONLY GOD ABOVE ME
PICKLE PICKLE
RIGHT FUCKING NOW
RIOT MOM
SCALLOP LIFE
SNOW WIFE
SOCCER NOT FOOTBALL
SOMEBODY LOVES YOU
STRAWBERRY LIFE
TELL FELICIA I SAID BYE!
THAT’S WHAT CHEESE HEAD
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE – I’ll bet you that their eventual specimens will have other words after the phrase.
TODAY IS ALL WE HAVE.
TRUMP ABIDING CITIZEN
WHEN WAS AMERICA GREATER!
WILD AS HECK

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

MORE BEAUTIFUL

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

BENCHMARK
FRIENDS TIME
GRINCH TREE – Applicant: some company in China.
HIDDEN GEMS
MERRYVERSE
MISCREANT
PICKLE PICKLE
TRAIL BOSS

 


PICKLE PICKLE has no specimen, but the owner is Chick-fil-A. They’re going to do a big merch drop starting on November 6, 2023. I’ve found this promo image from their previous 2022 drop, so it’ll be something similar.

 


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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