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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 05 December 2023

We had 589 newly registered marks in class 025 this week, and 373 cancellations. And I’m done moving! Now it’s time to start discovering all of the good restaurants in the area. πŸ˜†πŸ”πŸ•πŸ₯πŸΊ

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)

#TOUGHMOM – Owner already had a registration for hats & t-shirts; this one is for sweatshirts & tank tops.
A LIE IS STILL A LIE NO MATTER HOW YOU JUSTIFY IT. – Nice short, catchy brand name.
ANGELIC BEAST
BLOOD SWEAT AND CAFFEINE
BRASS OVARIES – Why do we use a soft alloy like brass to mean “tough”?
DANCEISLIFE
DOMINATRIX – Owned by Gene Simmons? Of KISS?
EAT DRINK SMOKE
EMBRACE YOUR REAL – Your real what? Or is this the nounification of an adjective?
EPISODE
EVEREST – Their specimens are all text on shirts. Love it. [eyeroll]
FIRST CLASS ENERGY
FOOTBALL BAE – This is a specific woman, who’s into American gridiron football.
GARAGE SALE VINTAGE
I LIKE IT SHAVED – Slogan of a shave ice company!
I’M ADORABLE – You’re damned right I am.
KEEP IT REGAL
LACKLUSTER – This was one of our nicknames for Blockbuster Video when I worked there.
LET’S GIVE A DAMN
LIFE’S A TEAM SPORT – Often it feels more like a group project with multiple slackers. πŸ˜†
LION BRED CHRIST LED
LITTLE SAPIENS – I have a note about this one down in the specimens section.
LIVE IN WONDER
LIVE NAMASTE
MANIC – A clothing line from the Manic Panic folks.
MIND THE GASH – I really hope this isn’t “gash” as in slang for lady-parts.
MINIMOI – For when you want your mini me to be a little classier.
NOT FROM HERE
OFFICIAL GOAT GEAR – As a reader of the Peanuts comic in the ’70s, “goat” will always mean loser instead of winner for me.
PLANT SOME SHIT
POLARIZE
PROFESSIONALLY LOST – This does not seem like the best profession.
PROOF OF CONCEPT
SQUARE LIFE – The counter starts again for “X LIFE” marks. Week one!
SUMMER LIVES ON
TONE YOUR TEMPLE – Too late, my temple is more of a ruin. πŸ˜†
TRANCE
TRAVELING UNBOTHERED
TUCK LIFE – Oooh, a two “X LIFE” week!
WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT TODAY?
WHIFF – When someone says “get a whiff of this,” it’s never a good smell.
XPLORE – Since “EXPLORE” was already a registered trademark.

 


PART 1-B: NEW REGISTRATIONS (SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER)

THE OLD FARTS CLUB OF AMERICA

 


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

LAZY OAF

 


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!)

ALL WE KNOW IS GO
ALTERNATIVE
ALWAYS FRIDAY
BYJOVE
CAFFEINE IS MY JAM * [removed from spreadsheet]
CHAMPAGNE & BLUNTS
CHEMOBEANIES
DAB ON ‘EM
EXPECT VICTORY
F.A.B.
FAT LIVES MATTER * [removed from spreadsheet]
FISH TALES
FLO NATIVE
HEARTSHAPED
HIPPY TOWN
HOOP MANIAC
I’M SO CUTE IT’S SCARY * [removed from spreadsheet] [Lolabellas]
KINDNESS IS MY FAVORITE
LIFE IS HARD BUT SWEET
LITTLE MISS THANKFUL * [removed from spreadsheet] [Lolabellas]
LIVE LOVE RACE
MODERN MENACE
OVERCONFIDENT
PRETTY IS NOT ENOUGH
SANTA PAWS * [removed from spreadsheet]
SAVE THE KNOCKERS
SAY
SHRED ALOHA
SORRY FOR BEING AWESOME
SUN CAPS
TAKE IT TO 11
TEAM GROOM * [removed from spreadsheet]
THAT WOMAN
TREASURE ME
TWO-TIMING
WEAR IT LOUD & PROUD!
WEE WILLIE
YES YOU CAN TRY MY BASS RIGHT AFTER YOU LET ME TRY YOUR GIRLFRIEND

 


PART 3: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

Here’s one of the specimens for LITTLE SAPIENS — they do clothing, but also other goods like books. And … listen. If you’re ever working on a book and you want to use Comic Sans as the font, drop me an email. I’ll suggest something better. PLEASE.

A specimen for LITTLE SAPIENS that uses Comic Sans.

 


[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. All snark is intended for entertainment purposes.

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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