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

Brand New Trademark Applications: September 2 – September 8, 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.

BLESS YOUR HEART
EARTHGLOW
MONUMENT
SOLO
SOLO TOGETHER
WE LOVE RAINY DAYS, DON’T WE BABY?

 


Class 009: Electrical Apparatus & Digital Products

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

COZY GIANT
MEDALLION

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

ALWAYS BLESSED
LOVEKNOT
WE LOVE RAINY DAYS, DON’T WE BABY?

 


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.

DESTINY FOMO
FAMILY CARE KIT
FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
JUNK
LIFE IN ORDER
PRODIGY
PROPHECY
STICKER HOG
WE LOVE RAINY DAYS, DON’T WE BABY?

And here’s an example of the stuff I don’t include on this list every week:
JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE BUNION SURGERY

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

BREATHE AND DRINK WATER
GOOD DOGS LOOK GOOD
HOT SMART RICH
PEACE LOVE AUTISM
SOLO
SOLO TOGETHER
TOUGH CACTUS
WALK SLOW, TALK LESS, SEE MORE.

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

PLAY WITH PURPOSE
PRINT PURPOSE
SOLO
SOLO TOGETHER

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

BE AWESOME. BE GREEK.
BREATHE AND DRINK WATER
BUBBLES UP
FILL UP YOUR ISLAND SOUL
FORMER ATHLETE
HAND + HEART
IT’S JUST MUD
LIKE MY DOG
SIP OR SLAM
SOURDOUGH STARTER JAR
SUNRISELIFE
THRILL OF THE GRILLE
UNQUALIFIED
WE LOVE RAINY DAYS, DON’T WE BABY?

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

FILL UP YOUR ISLAND SOUL
JOLLY OUTLAW
PRINT PROJECT
WE LOVE RAINY DAYS, DON’T WE BABY?

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

BIG FISH ENERGY
BODY BY HERB
BREATHE AND DRINK WATER
CANCEL ME
CONTEMPORARY HIPPIE
DAVE
DID YOU PRAY TODAY?
EASY DOES IT
FILL UP YOUR ISLAND SOUL
FLOW STATE
FOLLOW YOUR SOUL
FUCK IT SUNDAY
GRACE HOPE LOVE
HERB OVER ALCOHOL
HOT SMART RICH
I FOUND MY HAPPY PLACE!
I’M NOT A BOOKWORM, I’M A BOOK DRAGON
IN GIRLS WE TRUST
ISLAND CREW HAWAII
LAKE HIPPIE
LET’S DO WORK
LIKE MY DOG
LIONS OVER LAMBS
MAKE COACHING GREAT AGAIN
MONTANA IS FOR BADASSES
MY GUMMIE JUST KICKED IN
NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE THIS COOL
PEACE LOVE AUTISM
POSITIVITY IS NEGATIVITY
RICE RICE BABY
SOLO
SOLO TOGETHER
STOP BUYING STUFF YOU DO NOT NEED WITH MONEY YOU DO NOT HAVE TO IMPRESS PEOPLE YOU DO NOT LIKE
THRILL OF THE GRILLE
UNICORN SHIT
UNQUALIFIED
WALK SLOW, TALK LESS, SEE MORE.
WE LOVE RAINY DAYS, DON’T WE BABY?
YOU CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS BUT YOU CAN AND THAT’S PRETTY CLOSE

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

BLOCK
CROWNED QUEEN
MODULES
SPECIAL MADE

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

BED MONSTERS
D IS FOR DRINK
DICTATOR FOR LIFE
PLAY WITH PURPOSE
SANTA’S HELPER – Goods: Christmas tree stands.
TITLE

 


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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