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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 03 October 2023

Happy Spooky Season! We have 635 newly registered trademarks in class 025 this week, and 370 cancellations. The curated list of new marks feels loooooonggg this week. But we do have another Lolabellas cancellation to help offset it!

Note: These new marks are now fully registered and active! These lists are compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes lists of the newest registered marks every week. (Some of these are 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.)

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS (PRINCIPAL REGISTER)

ACTIONS OVER DREAMS
ALMOST FRIDAY
BASS LIVES MATTER – Yes, great, let’s take this serious social movement and equate it to fish. [eyeroll]
BILLFISH LIVES MATTER – Oy, how many different fish are we going to see this for?
BLUE COLLAR REVOLUTION
BORN ANCIENT – For all the Benjamin Buttons of the world.
BUNNIES & DOGGIES
CAPE CREW
CAT LIVES MATTER – Oh, this guy isn’t just doing fish? GREAT.
CAT LOAF
CHILE – Not sure if this is the South American country, or a slang way of saying “child.”
COFFEE FOR EVERYBODY
COFFEE&CHRISTMAS MUSIC – It’s exactly the kind of specimen you’d expect from a company in China. (See below.)
DIVINE NOT DIVIDED
DUCK LIVES MATTER – OK, fine. I’ve made an “X Lives Matter” section on the spreadsheet. Now you can see them all together.
F/U LIVESTOCK – Is this … feels like they’re saying “fuck you” to livestock???
FOR THE WILD AND ROWDY
GLOW DIGGER
GOD PARTICLE – Not owned by the authors of The God Particle.
GOD VERIFIED
GOOSE & GANDER
HAPPY SASSY LIFE – Hmm, does this count as our X LIFE mark for the week?
HELLIFORNIA
HORSE LIVES MATTER – I just … ugh. This guy is awful.
INSTANT OLD FRIENDS – I’ve had this happen a couple of times in my life. Always a delight.
IT STARTS FROM WITHIN
IT’S GIVING – Owned by Doja Cat. Apparently a singer. (I’m old & out of touch.)
LITTLE BUN – A small rabbit, or a small bread roll? So many vague marks this week!
LIVE A BOUNTIFUL LIFE
MEANT FOR MAGIC
MODERN ATHLETE
MY BLOCK MY HOOD MY CITY
NEVER TOO LOST TO BE FOUND
NICE LOOK
NOTEVIL – When your specimen is a single eBay listing … [eyeroll]
OUR WEE FARM – I love using “wee” to indicate small. We should all use it more.
PEACH QUEEN
PERSONAL STASH
PIRATE PILOT – Now that’s a hell of a combination of two occupations! PS, Our Flag Means Death is back this week!
POOLAHOLIC – Billiards or swimming?
PROJECT GLOW
PUNCHKICKS – Is it punching with your feet? Or kicking with your hands?
PUR SALT
RICH & FABULOUS
ROCKIN MY SHORT HAIR – Hells to the yes, I am!
SHRIMPS – I don’t remember where we picked it up, but in our house, we call shrimp “skrimps.”
SOMETHING BETTER
SOONISH
SORTA SWEET SORTA SAVAGE
TRUST KARMA
VERY REPUBLICAN
WATER CREATURE
WHITE NOISE
YOU’RE SO PRETTY
ZOO CREW

 


PART 1-B: NEW REGISTRATIONS (SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER)

I NEED A HOT GIRL [supplemental]
I’M A HOT BOY [supplemental] – Same owner for both.

 


PART 1-C: OLDER REGISTERED MARKS I DISCOVERED THIS WEEK

BARBIE – Of course Mattel is making sure their registrations are up to date.

 


PART 2: CANCELLED MARKS

(Standard disclaimer: Always double-check these words and phrases before using them in your designs, to make sure there isn’t a separate registration that is still live and active. Some marks have multiple registrations!)

AGGRESSIVE LIVING
ALL THE REST
AMERICAN BY BIRTH BIKER BY CHOICE
BASEBALL LIFE 365
BEACH MANIAC
BEFEARLESS
BRIDESMATE * [removed from spreadsheet] [Lolabellas]
CHECKERS
COFFEE YOGA WINE * [removed from spreadsheet]
COMMONSENSICALLY CORRECT
CROSS THE LINE
CRUSH YOUR GOALS
DAY WITHOUT HATE
END THE DAY WITH CHARDONNAY
ENJOY THE DAY WITH CHARDONNAY
EXTREME PRIDE
FARM TOUGH
FIGHT FOR THE GIRLS * [removed from spreadsheet]
FIT 4 A QUEEN
GOOD GIRL GONE GYM FREAK
GYM FIEND
I AM EVIDENCE
LIVE FAST FEAR NOTHING
LOADED DIPER [sic] * [removed from spreadsheet]
LODED DIPER [sic]
LOVE WHAT YOU BOO
MISS YOU * [removed from spreadsheet]
MOTIVATIONAL USE ONLY
MY SCHOOL FOR LIFE
NERDY DIRTY INKED AND CURVY
NEVER JUST A GAME
NO SUCCESS WITHOUT STRUGGLE
NORTHERN LIGHTS
ONE LIFE NO REGRETS
PLEASE EVOLVE
PUSH THROUGH PAIN
RODFATHER
SEE YOU AT THE BEACH * [removed from spreadsheet]
SOMEDAY * [removed from spreadsheet]
SOUTHERN TWEEN
VICTORY OVER YESTERDAY
YOU LIKE THAT!

 


PART 3: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

This week, let’s take a look at a couple of specimens that are screenshots of websites. First off, here’s NOTEVIL, shown in an eBay listing. The mark is used in the title, but isn’t shown anywhere on the garment. Nor does it appear in any of the other images on the listing. The text on the sweatshirt doesn’t really make sense (at least to me), and it’s $200 USD.

Specimen for NOTEVIL

 

Then there’s COFFEE&CHRISTMAS MUSIC, which sure feels like someone’s trying to capture a popular phrase, but sneak it past everyone by removing some spaces. Their specimens are a dress and a scarf. At least the listings still exist on the HUAXINSI website, but the entire site feels like the kind of “shop” set up specifically to get specimen images for USPTO applications.

Specimen for COFFEE&CHRISTMAS MUSIC

 


[sic] = The mark contains a spelling, spacing, grammar, or punctuation error. The error is left as-is.
[removed from spreadsheet] = The cancelled item had been on my spreadsheet of marks, and has now been removed.

 


Note: This is a curated list, and may not include all marks that affect you or your business. All opinions expressed in the snark are my own.

As always, the new marks have been added to my ginormous spreadsheet; please check it out for a shockingly large list of registered trademarks!

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