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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 15 August 2023

There are only 675 newly registered marks this week in class 025, but my gosh, the curated list below is HUGE. We also had 420 (heh) cancellations this week.

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

ALMOST GAMEDAY [sic] – “Gameday” as one word drives me up the wall!
AUTHENTIC INTELLIGENCE
BANTR – Another Ted Lasso mark. They’ve been busy!
BIG DAWG MENTALITY
BLACK = ENDANGERED
BLOCKBUSTER – Encompasses both the last Blockbuster Video (Bend, Oregon, USA) and the Netflix show.
BORED & HUNGRY – Story of my life.
BRAND X – Well, shoot. There goes using this as a generic term.
BRAVER
BUCK NAKED – Goods: underwear & base layers.
BUILT TO FISH.
BUY LOW, SELL HIGH – Ugh, we’re still on the letter B. This list is going to be HUGE.
CAMP CHRISTMAS IN JULY
CHRISTMAS IS NOT CANCELLED
CHRISTMAS PIG – A JK Rowling book I’d not heard of. But I don’t follow her work.
COIN
CYNDI LAUPER – But just like all celebrity names, you weren’t using this anyway, right?
DADDY’S WORKING THE POLE SO MOMMY DOESN’T HAVE TO – Lineworker design. Also, gross.
DEAR DUMB BITCH – Dialog between either bitter enemies or best friends.
DEFEATED BY NOTHING
DINK CITY – Right above “Dink or Die” on the spreadsheet. Ah, pickleball.
DISRUPT THE NORM
DOGWALKERS
DROSS – They’re a prog metal band. “Dross” means “waste” or “inferior material.” [shrug]
DUMBBELLS, DEADLIFTS & DAUGHTERS – Apparently being a “girldad” is as much a thing as being a “boymom.”
FLOURISH
FOR GOD SO LOVED THIS GIRL – Past tense? He doesn’t love her anymore?
FREEDOM LOVING AMERICAN – Their logo has the state of Florida with the USA flag overlaid on it. So … yeah.
FUELED BY COOL
GO BUCK NAKED – Same owner as plain old BUCK NAKED earlier on the list.
GOD FOR THE WIN – Urban Dictionary says that “for the win” comes from Hollywood Squares.
GOLF BOUJEE
GOLF+
GOLFER BRO – Whole lotta golf marks this week.
GOTTA GET ON THE TRACKS, TO BE HIT BY THE TRAIN – So … is this implying that being hit by the train is a good thing? Something to aspire to? So you have to … put yourself out there? On the train tracks?
GREY BAE – I’m not yet a grey bae, but my hair is working on it.
GYM RATS ONLY
HIS STORY HIS GLORY – Whole lotta god marks this week too. Maybe we’ll get one with god playing golf.
HOOK & DRAG
I AM GROOT – But you weren’t using this anyway, RIGHT?
JAJA – Spanish version of “haha”.
JUST A GIRL THAT LOVES BALL – Specimens indicate this company does coaching and motivational speaking. However, the domain name in the specimens is dead.
KIDLIFE – Whew! I was starting to worry we wouldn’t have an X LIFE mark this week.
LIGHT IS LIFE
LITTLE CHICKEN
LOST & HAPPY
MAKING MEMORIES TOGETHER
MESSED WITH THE WRONG – Oh, I’m sure they don’t intend on adding more words after their mark. /s
MY DIRTY HOBBY – Foreign registration with no specimen. Not sure if it’s porn or gardening.
NATIONAL DEFENDER
NOTHING MUCH HAPPENS
OLD IS GOOD
PINEAPPLE & COCONUT – Do you like piña coladas?
SAVOUR
SHOW ME THAT BUTTHOLE – Oooh, this may take the “mark of the week” crown away from that one about being hit by a train.
SURF TO SUN
TENTACLE
THE CAT’S PAJAMAS – You all are this mark!
TRUCK GANG
TRUE ORGANIC MOM – Hmm. I think of “organic” as a descriptor for food, not people.
UNKNOWN FUTURE
UNNAMED
WARRIOR OF THE LIGHT
WET NOSE SANDY TOES
WHISKEY & WINE – Is there a rhyme for these, like “beer before liquor, never sicker”?
WILLOW – Specifically disclaims “the music, motion picture, television, or other media industries.”
WOMEN OF ROYALTY
YA DID IT
ZERO IN, ADVANCE, DESTROY – Owner is “God’s Street Marines.”

 


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

Didn’t find any!

 


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!)

#IMSICKOFYALL
#MOMMIN’ * [removed from spreadsheet]
ALWAYS BE FLEXING
AMERICAN ENOUGH SAID! – This and the next 3 had the same owner.
AMERICAN NO HYPHEN NECESSARY!
AMERICAN NOTHING ELSE!
AMERICAN THAT’S IT!
ARE YOU BIG ENOUGH?
BEAR IN UNDERWEAR
BOING
BUNDLE OF LOVE
COMFORTABLE CLUB
EAT WITH UNDERSTANDING
FIND YOUR FRONTIER
HAVE A REAL PHUNKY DAY!
HELLO DOLLFACE
I DON’T WANT TO BE A PRINCESS
JUMPING JACKS
KILL FEAR
LESS DRAMA MORE KARMA
LESS REGRET MORE SWEAT
LILAC
LITTLE MR.
LOCAL BOOGEYMAN
MESSY MA
PART OF MY STORY
PHENOMENAL ME
PRETTY PIGGY
REVISED
RIVER HAPPY
SLOW LOVE
SPECTRUM LIFE
STILLDRUNK
STONER’S PARADISE
THE BEARD FELLOWSHIP
THE CANNABIS WAY OF LIFE
TUSH PUSH
TWIRK
VILLAIN CITY
WIENER WARS
WILD WIZARD
WORD GIRL
YOUNG BULL

 


PART 3: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

I found some bad labels this week. One of them is clearly printed on a laserjet printer that’s low on toner, cut out poorly, with a slashed hole stabbed in the top for the string. The capitalization is inconsistent at best. The other one … has the mark text in Papyrus.

I’m not sure which is worse. 😆

Specimen tag for the weird mark about being hit by a train.Specimen using Papyrus font.

 


[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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