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Brand New Trademark Applications: October 8-14, 2022

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 5 most-often used classes for crafted goods.

I’ve made bold the ones that seem particularly concerning to a lot of crafters.

 


Class 014 – Jewelry

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

LOCA LIFE
NO DIGGITY
ORIGINAL BLACK GIRL

 


Class 016 – Paper Goods & Printed Matter

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

BEACH COWBOY
GLEAM
HOW DO I RETIRE?
IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAZE THE PATRIARCHY
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO SAVE LIVES
LOCA LIFE
MANIFEST LIKE A GODDESS
OPEN TO DEBATE
ORIGINAL BLACK GIRL
THINK FOREVER

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

GIFTY
IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAZE THE PATRIARCHY
LITTLE SKIPPER
ORIGINAL BLACK GIRL
PLS FIX, THX
WATERDAY

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

MAKE IT BLANKET
SWEET BABY BOY

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

COLLEGE IS HARD
ENERGIZE
ENTREPRENEU-HER
FOREVER TILL DEATH
FRECKLES ARE DOPE
GOD ABSOLUTELY ADORES ME
GOD’S POSSE
GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU BITCH
HANDMADE AND GRATEFUL
HUMBLE AF
HUMBLE BY CHOICE
I’M ME (UNDEFINED)
INFINITE
IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAZE THE PATRIARCHY
JUST FUNKY
LIVE LIFE BAREFOOT
LOCA LIFE
LOVE OR DIE
MERCI BEAUCOUP
MINDING MY BLANK
MOMMY STOP LAUGHING
NEVER UNDERRATE
NO DIGGITY
OF AFRICAN DESCENT
ORIGINAL BLACK GIRL
PLS FIX, THX
RECESS
SUPPORT SQUAD
SWAGGER SOCIETY
TROPHY CHASER
WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT TODAY?
WHAT’S IN YOUR HEAD?
WHOSE A GOOD DADDY?

 


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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