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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 16 April 2024

Some weird numbers this week: a relatively light 432 newly registered trademarks in class 025 (usually there are 600+); 382 cancellations; and a meager 14 abandoned applications. Maybe it was spring break week at the USPTO.

Note: The marks in part 1 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)

BASEBALL IS SOMETHING ELSE – Owner: Major League Baseball.
BEACH EASY
BLANK – Looks like an actual company with actual stores, so I doubt they’ll go after people referring to “blanks.”
CARBS & MARGS – I’m in favor of both.
COCKROACH – On that note, anyone watching Fallout? I’ve never played the games, but the show is great!
COMIC-CON
DON’T WORRY, I CAN DO THIS
FUNERAL PROGRAM – What a cheerful brand name!
FUTURE BILLIONAIRE
HOES SHOULD BE LIBERATED – Uh … I guess? I mean, we should all be liberated!
I CRY AT WORK – Been there, done that, hope to never do that again.
IT’S THAT BAD – Jeez, some real happy marks this week, huh?
JACK BE NIMBLE
LIVE FREE RUN WILD – I can’t help picturing someone streaking naked. 😬
LOVE FROM PALM BEACH
MAKE MARRIAGE GREAT AGAIN
MAKE YOUR DOG SOMEBODY – I give you my current favorite internet dog, Walter.
MONK MINDSET
NO CAGE IS BIG ENOUGH – Owner is a parrot foster org, but really, this applies to all creatures great & small!
OFF THE BIKE LIFE – It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve had an X LIFE mark!
PSYCHIC DIVA
REAL MEN PRAY THE ROSARY – Genuine question: is praying the rosary a punishment? Like when kids have to write a sentence over and over on a chalkboard?
RESPECT THE ENGINEER – Appears to be a music production thing, not a train driver or structure builder.
SALT/EARTH
SCOOTLIFE – Ooh, and we end the drought with two X LIFE marks in the same week!
SINCERELY – Do people still sign off letters with this? Weirdly, it always feels so insincere.
SLEEPY FRIENDS – I know a guy who nods off at the worst times, though I wouldn’t call him a friend. His initials are DJT. 😆
STILL CHILLIN
TURF LIFE – Holy guacamole, THREE in one day!
UNBELIEVABLY RESILIENT
USED TO BE VALENTINES

 


PART 1-B: NEW REGISTRATIONS (SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER)

DEFECTIVE

 


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

None spotted this week!

 


PART 1-D: THE WEIRDEST MARK OF THE WEEK FROM AN OVERSEAS APPLICANT

NOISECANCELLINGHEADPHONES – Goods: Footwear; kaftans; kerchiefs; underclothes; outdoor mittens.

 


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!)

ADVENTURE DRIVEN
AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT
BASS MAFIA
BIKES ARE IN MY BLOOD
BOO BOO KITTY
CERBERUS
EPIC ROCK
FILTHY DRIPPED
FUN IN THE SADDLE
GNARLY DAVIDSON – Owner was NOT Harley-Davidson.
GOOD. BAD. DIRTY.
HOLIDAY ORIGINALS
I PRAY EVERY DAY
I’D RATHER HAVE A BEER WITH A BIKER THAN COCKTAILS WITH A CONGRESSMAN
INFATUATION
LET’S BE CLEAR
LIFEGUARD
LITTLE PRINCESS
LIVING FOR THE NEXT BEACH DAY
MADE STRONG * [removed from spreadsheet]
MAN IN TRAINING
NOT ALL WHITES ARE RACIST ALL POLICE ARE EVIL ALL BLACKS ARE CRIMINALS ALL MUSLIMS ARE TERRORIST
NUTS FOR FISH’N
PATRIOTIC WE STAND
PATRIOTIC WE STAND TERRORISTS BE DAMNED
ROOTED RIGHT
RUN PRETTY FAR
SWEET PATOOTIE
THE BADASS BREASTFEEDER
THIEVES LIKE US
THING MOM
TURN THE PAGE
WILD SWELL
WORLD CHAMP
YOU CAN’T FAKE

 


PART 3: ABANDONED APPLICATIONS! 🎉

Here are the applications that were abandoned this week in class 025, with mark drawing code 4. The most likely cause was the applicant not submitting corrected, updated, or informative material by the USPTO’s deadline. Ding, dong, these witches are dead! 🪦

 

97542971FRESHWATER BOSS
90274549I AM HUMANITY
97658174MIXTAPE
97825205MODEL CHIC
98313548NORMAL AIN’T NATURAL

 



[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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