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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 13 February 2024

Happy Galentine’s Day! This week we have 562 fresh and new trademark registrations in class 025, and there were 376 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)

ABOVE. – Makes sense that this is at the top of the list.
ALIBI OR SHOVEL – Terrible shirt design, terrible specimen.
ALL THAT REMAINS – If you use this list to discover new music acts, here’s “What if I Was Nothing.”
ANGELGIRL
BAD BITCH ATHLETICS – Feels like a lot of “bad bitch” marks were filed about a year and a half ago.
BAD KITTY
BE THE KIND TO BE KIND – Owner is “BTK World,” but “BTK” will always be the serial killer to me. 😬
BE WELL, DO GOOD – Or, alternately, be good and do well.
BEANS – Some really specific goods, which is nicely done.
BETTER BOUJEE
BLESSPHEMY
BOUGIE PEOPLE – Two boujee/bougie marks in one week? That’s it, I’m giving them their own section of the spreadsheet.
CHARACTER BEATS TALENT – Does it, tho? Seems like talent is often more valuable?
COZY KNIT
CRAZY TALENTED – See? Talent is more prized than character.
DARKNESS – I cast Magic Missile at the darkness.
ELDERLY AND AWESOME – Apparently, “elderly” is age 65 and up. And “old age” begins at 60.
FOR THE BIRDS
GENERAL POPULATION
GOOD CULT – Is there such a thing?
HARLEEN QUINZEL – Owner: some company in China. Guess the examiner isn’t a comic book reader.
HOLLY HOBBIE – Apparently I LOVED my Holly Hobbie doll in the ’70s.
HUMANRACE
IMPORTED FROM NOWHERE
INDEPENDENT BAD GIRL
IT’S VEGAS SOMEWHERE – I guess Vegas is becoming a vibe now?
KEEP CASTING – We’re talking fishing, not selecting performers for roles.
LET NOTHING STOP YOUR FLOW
LET US LIVE – Right above “let us live our dreams” on the spreadsheet!
LIVE TO FLY – I have flown an airplane, and it is exhilarating.
LOVED AS YOU ARE – Singing this to the tune of Nirvana’s “Come as You Are”.
MARINAS & MARTINIS
MEANT 2 BE – Feels like this should be on a chalky conversation heart candy.
MIAMI BOYS
MIRABEL MADRIGAL – But you weren’t using this anyway, right?
MONFRÈRE – French for “mybrother.” Au contraire, mon frère!
NOT YOUR VIBE
NOT. – We said this in the ’80s. Roughly equal to today’s “psych” and/or “sike.”
POP MAN – Are you a pop person? Or are you on team “soda”? Or one of those who calls every fizzy drink “Coke”?
POSITIVELY AMERICAN
RED ONION – I always have pickled red onion in my fridge. Good for 1,001 uses!
RUDE AF – Hmm, maybe it’s time to make an “AF” section of the spreadsheet?
SAC PROUD – That feeling when your city’s abbreviation is also slang for the scrotum.
SACRAMENTO PROUD
SALTY TURTLE
SECRET INVASION – I gave up on watching all MCU things years ago.
SEEK THE PEAK – I also gave up on mountain climbing years ago. 😆
SUNDAY SWAGGER
THE KITCHEN DINK – The rare double pickleball pun!
THE VALLEY
THERE YOU ARE – It’s basically one ornamental design over and over in a POD shop.
UMMM – Probably my most-used word after “the”.
VODKA SALAD – Ewww? But on the other hand, yummm?
WEEDICULUS
WHAT RACE ARE YOU? – Along with “Where are you from?” … Never. Ask. This. Shit. (Also never ask a woman when she’s “expecting,” unless you see the baby coming out.)
WINOLOGIST – This is WIN-ologist, not WINE-ologist. A wine expert is an oenologist.
WOKE TO WILDLIFE – I don’t get why people would not want to be woke.

 


PART 1-B: NEW REGISTRATIONS (SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER)

DAD I’D LIKE TO DO OFTEN – It’s an acronym for DILTDO, get it? (Yes, yes, I know the T is silent.)
PUG DOG
STAY IN THE GAME

 


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

FEAR THE BIRD

 


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!)

BE AWARE MOTORCYCLES ARE EVERYWHERE
BLACK MAGIC – Maybe it’s about time to sunset this phrase?
BLAZING TEAM
BLESSED INDIVIDUALS
BLUNT WRAP
CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP * [removed from spreadsheet]
CAT & DOGMA
CITY OF STARS
COMING SOON! * [removed from spreadsheet]
CREATE DREAMS
DREAMERS & DOERS
ELECTRIC BEACH
FIX YOURSELF
GIRL BAR
GLAMOUR GIRLS
GOD MADE WEED MAN MADE BOOZE WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE?
HELLA LOCAL
HEMISPHERE
HIGHLY IRIE
HUMANKIND. BE BOTH.
I AM THE SECOND AMENDMENT
IDAHOLIC
INSPIRED BY DOG
KING OF THE BEACH
LIQUID CHAMPAGNE – As opposed to solid champagne? Or gas champagne?
LIVE…LIFE…BLUE
MELANIN-AIRE
NOT YO’ KITCHEN
OFF IT.
RUBBERBAND
SPEARFISHING SOME SPORTS NEED TWO BALLS
SQUAD GOALS * [removed from spreadsheet]
TIPSY LADIES
TRAIN HARD. GO FAST. HAVE FUN.
UR DA MAN
WHAT’S YOUR SONG?
WILD EARTH
ZIP SUIT

And last but not least, Set Copyrights Limited has been letting all of these jellicle cat trademarks expire over the last few months. But bear in mind, the original Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats was published in 1939, so it’ll be 11 years until that work is in the public domain as far as copyright goes.
BUSTOPHER JONES
GRIZABELLA
GROWLTIGER
JELLICLE CATS
MACAVITY
MR. MISTOFFELEES
MUNGOJERRIE
OLD DEUTERONOMY
PEKES
POLLICLES
RUM TUM TUGGER
RUMPLETEAZER
SKIMBLESHANKS
THE PEKES AND THE POLLICLES

 


[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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