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

Brand New Trademark Applications: September 30 – October 6, 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.

CHERRI BERRI
ELEVATING SERENITY
LIGHT IT UP AND LISTEN
MOON & BACK

 


Class 009: Electrical Apparatus & Digital Products

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

GOBLIN MODE

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

CHASING FIREFLIES
GO LIVE YOUNG FOREVER
I STILL DO
PRETTY FEET CLUB
RUGGED
THINK CELESTIAL
TURBO
YEWS – It’s rumored that this is Kanye West, behind a business front, with 26 registrations in different classes.

 


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.

CAFE AND HIGH HEELS
EMBRACE THE IMBALANCE
FORCED TO DIVORCE
I GOT THE RECEIPTS
JOURNALS FOR LIFE
JUST DON’T QUIT
LIVE WELL EAT WELL
MY FRIENDS FOREVER
SALTWATER TAILGATING
THE AWESOME STUFF
THE CARE & KEEPING OF YOU
THE EDGE OF AMERICA
UNICORN POO
YEWS

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

CHASING FIREFLIES
LIFE ORGANIZED, LOVE SIMPLIFIED
MOVE SMARTER
NOTHING LOST
TOTE-ALLY UNIQUE
YEWS

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

CHASING FIREFLIES
CLIMB & PLAY
DOOR NUB
DREAM ON
SLEEPY MOM

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

CHARMING LIFE
CHARMING LIFE – Same classes, same goods. 2 different applications & serial numbers. (???)
CHASING FIREFLIES
DUDE MAMA
EZ COCKTAILS
GO LIVE YOUNG FOREVER
I GOT THE RECEIPTS
MY FRIENDS FOREVER
PRETTY FEET CLUB
REINDER [sic] – Feels like someone trying to sneak in on “reindeer.”
SALTWATER TAILGATING
SUBLIMATION TUMBLERS – !!!!
SUNDAY SUPPER
TIDAL SHOALS
YOU’RE A TRAILBLAZER
YEWS

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

ICONIC
IT WAS SUNDAY
MY FRIENDS FOREVER
RAGS N WIPES
THE EDGE OF AMERICA
WHO YOU GOT?
YEWS

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

#I’MMA KEEP BEING SALTY!
ALWAYS WORKING
BALLS OUT ENERGY
BALLS TO THE WALL ENERGY
BLACK GIRL SEASON
BORN AMAZIN [sic]
BORN THIS WHEY
BOSSVIBES
BRIDE CAMP
CAFE AND HIGH HEELS
CHASING FIREFLIES
CHOOSE TO BE YOU
CLOSE FRIEND
DEADGUY
DO YOUR OWN THING
DUDE MAMA
EDGE OF AMERICA
FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
FLOCK AROUND AND FIND OUT
GNOMES WAY
GO BALLS OUT
GOT SHOTS?
GOT WHISKEY? – Same applicant as GOT SHOTS?.
HBCUS ARE THE BLACK IVY LEAGUES
HEAD DOWN. WORK HARDER.
I GOT THE RECEIPTS
I’M THE ORIGINAL AI AUTISTIC INDIVIDUAL
IN MY AUNTIE ERA
IN MY TEACHER ERA
IT WAS SUNDAY
LOVIE DOVIE
LOW BATTERY
MY NAME NO MO’ OUTCHA’ MOUF
NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE
NUDE BEACH
OCTOBERFEST-IVUS
PRETTY FEET CLUB
RESTING BLISS FACE
ROGER THAT
SALTWATER TAILGATING
SHE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
SLICE LIFE
SPECIALLY MADE BY GOD
TAYLOR WHO?
THAT KIND OF MAMA
TIDAL SHOALS
TO THE NINES
WHAT IS BLACK?
YEWS

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

CHASING FIREFLIES
CURL SLEEVE
KEEP IT CLASSY
REAL WIGS
SLIP-ON
YEWS

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

ARROW
CHASING FIREFLIES
DESSERT PARTY
ERNEST HEMINGWAY – Yes, owned by Hemingway’s people. Fishing lures, flies, reels, rods, bags.
I’M THE ORIGINAL AI AUTISTIC INDIVIDUAL
MY FRIENDS FOREVER
POWER BALL
PUDDLES
SECOND WIND
SHOOT THE MOON
TRUMPETER
YEWS

 


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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