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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 19 September 2023

Holy motherforking shirtballs, we have a TON of delicious cancellations this week, including seven from our old friends at Lolabellas! Overall, there were 555 newly registered marks in class 025, and 379 cancellations. Here are the best of the best!

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

76 – It’s the USA gas station company.
ARCHIVED
BE UR TRUE SELF
BEACHWALK
BIG DICK’S SALTY SEAMAN – I’m not putting this on the spreadsheet; just including it for the lulz.
CHEEKY WITCH
CLOUD COAST
COZY CLUB – Sign. Me. Up. No matter what the dues!
DIRTY HUSTLE – Oh, yay. “The Hustle” appears to be invading the trades.
FANG
FREEDOM IS EARNED [supplemental]
GRANDMA WITH SWAG – All of the models in the specimens are young.
GRASP OF THE FUCKING OBVIOUS
GULF LIFE – Hooray, an X LIFE mark! Going for a streak record…
HAPPY HUBBY HAPPY CHUBBY [supplemental] – The specimens are 14 pages of people wearing the phrase ornamentally on the front of a shirt. And … does “chubby” mean “erection” in this situation?
HELP ME SAVE ME
HOTSPOT
HUCK THE FUSKIES – Ah, I remember this when I was a University of Washington Husky, 30+ years ago.
MAKE YOUR PASSION YOUR PAYCHECK – Seems like a guaranteed way to start hating your passion.
MEN WITH CONTROL – Which should be all men. But very much is not.
MILLIONAIRE DREAMS
NURSE BY NATURE
POON HUNTER – Classy. (In this instance, I think it’s a harpoon fishing thing.)
PRAY & PROFIT
RISE LITTLE EARTHLING
SANCTUARY – This will always make me think of the Borderlands games.
SEXPLOSION
SLAV LIFE – Oooh, the rare double X LIFE week!
SOCIAL ANIMAL
STAGNANT EQUALS DEATH
STAY ROYALTY
STONE COLD FOX – An ’80s throwback. Totally tublar, radical, bitchin’!
STRICTLY OG
TARZAN OF THE APES – Owner: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
THE SALTY VETERAN
UPLANDER
USER FRIENDLY.
VERGE
VINTAGE 1946 – Amazed that this is the only VINTAGE XXXX mark on the list!
WEALTHY WOMAN
WEED SNOB – “My good man, this weed is nowhere near dank enough.”

 


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

EATERS
GROW YOUR HEART 3 SIZES – Owner: Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

 


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!)

#CLOUDLIFE
.EDU
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS * [removed from spreadsheet]
ANOMALOUS
BABY MAMA * [removed from spreadsheet] (Lolabellas)
BE TEN TIMES BOLDER
BEER AND SUNSHINE
BORN TO SKATE * [removed from spreadsheet]
BUCKING AWESOME
DESCENDANTS OF KINGS
FATHERHOOD MATTERS
GOT STRESS?
HEAVY DUTY
I HEART MY BUMP * [removed from spreadsheet] (Lolabellas)
I’D RATHER BE HIKING! * [removed from spreadsheet]
I’M FRESH
I’M SO SEXY
ISLAND ELITE
KICK OR TREAT (Lolabellas)
LABOR DAY (Lolabellas)
LAZYLADY
LOVE IS IN THE DETAILS * [removed from spreadsheet]
NAPPING FOR TWO * [removed from spreadsheet] (Lolabellas)
NEVER TOO PRETTY
NOTHIN’S EASY [sic]
QUENCH THE FEAR
RAD SHT
REGGAETON
ROCK ICON
SHERPA
SOUTHERN YANKEE
SPEED METAL
SUCCESS OR DEATH
TEAMCOZY
THANKFUL FOR MY BUMP * [removed from spreadsheet] (Lolabellas)
TURKEY FOR TWO * [removed from spreadsheet] (Lolabellas)
UNMADE
WAKE UP SERVE REPEAT
WONDERFUL MEMORIES
ZEN LIFE

 


PART 3: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

Even though it’s only in the post for LOLs, here’s the specimen for BIG DICK’S SALTY SEAMEN. It looks exactly how I expected it to.  At least they included a tag, so that it isn’t just the phrase on the shirt.

Specimen for big dick

 

DIRTY HUSTLE had something like 20 specimen images. Several of them were like this, with an crisp, sharp, obviously Photoshopped logo thrown on top of a very blurry image of clothing. (That said, the idea of a high-viz jogger set cracks me up.)

specimen for dirty hustle

 

And here’s one of the many specimens for GRANDMA WITH SWAG. Of all of the models, this one was the youngest-looking, but also of them all, maaaaaybee one looked old enough to be a grandma. (And the text looks Photoshopped on in this one, too.)

specimen for grandma with swag

 

 


[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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