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

Brand New Trademark Applications: September 9 – September 15, 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.

ANEW
CHLOROFORMeditor’s note: HAHAHAHA
HEADACHE
SOME BEACH
TRUST YOUR GUT
UKRAINE

 


Class 009: Electrical Apparatus & Digital Products

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

BLESSINGS PERPETUALLY
CAMPFIRE
MAYBEBABY

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

BIG FEELINGS
DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY
HAPPY HERE
HAPPY VIBES
I CAN AND I WILL
MOTHER OF THE YEAR M.O.T.Y.

 


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.

BLACKBIRD
CENTERED LIFE
FROM ME TO YOU
GOAL DIGGER
I CAN AND I WILL
I CAN BE ANYTHING
PAPER TRAIL
THE FUTURE KING
UN-RESOLVED

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

ATLANTIC GIRL
HAPPY VAGINA HAPPY LIFE
I CAN AND I WILL
I CAN BE ANYTHING
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO SAVE LIVES
TWO DADS

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

JEWEL TRAY
SANCTUARY

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

BOYS HAVE A PENIS, GIRLS HAVE AN AGENDA
DIY GODDESS
HYDRACHUG
HDYRASIP
I CAN AND I WILL
TOWN DRUNKS
TRUST YOUR GUT
TWO DADS

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

BEARHUG
I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

# I AM A TEACHER
ATLANTIC GIRL
BACKCOUNTRY EXPLORER
BEACH DADDY
BOYS HAVE A PENIS, GIRLS HAVE AN AGENDA
DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY
DIY GODDESS
ELEVATED MY HUSTLE
EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN LIFE IS ON THE OTHERSIDE OF HARD WORK
GIVE ME PICKLEBALL OR GIVE ME DEATH
GOD MORNING
GOLF GUY
GOT IT FROM MY AMMA – Note: not a typo by me. It’s “AMMA”.
HAPPY HERE
HAPPY VIBES
HAVE A JESUS FILLED DAY
I AM ENOUGH.
I CAN AND I WILL
I CAN BE ANYTHING
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO SAVE LIVES
JUST ALWAYS HUMBLE
KANGAROO
KOMBUCHA QUEEN
MOTHER OF THE YEAR M.O.T.Y.
NEVER BEEN NORMAL
RARE BREED
SOBER IS BORING.
STRETCH OR DIE
TOWN DRUNKS
TWO DADS
WE ARE THE PEOPLE

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

I CAN AND I WILL

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

AM I THE ASSHOLE?
FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS
I CAN BE ANYTHING
NOT SO SECRET SANTA
STRETCH OR DIE
THE FUTURE KING
WHAT THE FLOCK

 


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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