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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 09 January 2024

We had 762 new marks (of which over 50 were supplemental, which is a huge number for the second week in a row; usually there are 5 or so) registered in class 025 this week, and 364 cancellations.

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)

ACHIEVE GREATNESS – Too late, already done.
BASEMENT DADDY – Is it just me, or does “daddy” feel more like a kink than a parenthood status these days?
BE YOU BE GREAT
BEAM QUEEN – For all you gymnasts out there.
BIG SPOON ENERGY – One of my cats loves to be my little spoon.
BOYS GET SAD TOO – True! And they’re allowed to cry and have plenty of non-anger emotions.
CATS ARE LIQUID – Also true!
CHURCH LIFE – Our X LIFE streak is now at 6 weeks in a row!
COCKMASTER – For all you chicken guys out there.
COMME SI – French for “as if.”
DUDE DAD
EARLY RETIREMENT
ETERNALLY CURIOUS
FIVE ELEVEN – For all you not-quite-six-foot folks out there.
FLOWER GANG
FRESH LOVE – Better than that day-old stale love that gets sold at 50% off.
GET TANKED
GRUMPY PUMPKIN – Opposite of the positive potato.
HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL
HUSTLE & HAVE FUN – This feels like two opposite directives.
KEEP ZEN
LADYTIMES – This is our in-house term for periods.
LIKE A PUP
MOCKTAIL MOM
NOT TWINS
POSITIVISM
PROFIT FROM YOUR WORK – Now this I can get behind. As long as it isn’t hustle/grind culture.
ROLEPLAYER
SAVAGEMOMLIFE
STAY TRIPPY
STRAIGHT OUTTA BREATH – You’ll never guess how this phrase is stylized in the specimen. [eyeroll]
SUPERCOLD – Story of many women’s lives.
TALK THERAPY
TENNISLIFE
THE CEO
THE COZY CREW – I don’t think I’ve had a crew since high school. But I’d join this one.
THE RICH UNCLE – A completely different owner than the already-registered THE RICH AUNT.
THE SHOP
WE ALL HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS – Specimen below.
WORLD OF DOGS

 


PART 1-B: NEW REGISTRATIONS (SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER)

ESCAPE THE COMMON
GUNS DON’T SOLVE PROBLEMS
HAVE A NICE FACE
I FOUND THE CROSS
I’M THEIR PARENT NOT THEIR FRIEND
SAY YES TO THERAPY
SHRED ’TIL I’M DEAD
TODAY I GET TO…

 


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

PEW PEW

 


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!)

#PRAYBIG
A WALK IN THE PARK
BORN TO BE GREAT * [removed from spreadsheet]
BROAD SQUAD
CEO MILLIONAIRES
DRIFTER
DRINK BEER STAY HUMBLE
FASHIONABLY FABULOUS
FOR AMERICAN USE ONLY
GANJI
I FIGHT DRAGONS – 016 & 025 cancelled; 009 and 041 remain active.
I NEED A VACATION
INGREDIENTS
KARMA HAS NO EXPIRATION
LET IT BE * [removed from spreadsheet]
LOVE LIKE ME
MAMAKIDS
MUSIC IS THE ANSWER
MY THONG’S ALL WRONG
PERFECT SEASON
POWERED BY SALTWATER
PRIVATE JET USE ONLY
PUT YOUR HOODIE UP
REACH HIGHER
REIGN TRUE
RUN WITH PASSION
SEND HELP
SHOUT OUT TO GOD, HE KNOWS WHY!
SMILE DAMNIT
STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY
THIS COULD BE THE DAY
TRUCKIN AROUND

 


PART 3: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

Here’s the specimen for WE ALL HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS. Bear in mind, the original image is really big, so all you see at first is the tag in the neck of the shirt. You’d have to scroll down for the illustration. I can’t quite decide if this is offensive, or just unsettling. Or maybe a combination of the two.  At any rate, the actual brand appears to be “Autisticwear” and/or “AW.”

Specimen for the trademark WE ALL HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS

 


[sic] = The mark contains a spelling, spacing, grammar, or punctuation error which does not appear to be wordplay. 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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