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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 22 August 2023

There were an even 600 newly registered marks in class 025 this week, and 380 cancellations. I’m a bit light on the snark, because my big fat orange cat is desperate to be on my desk in front of my keyboard, so this post is taking way longer than usual. 😆

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

AMONG THE OTHERS
ANGEL KISS
ASYMPTOMATIC
BEARD RESPECT
BLUE COLLAR PATRIOT – A very not-good specimen.
CHEWBACCA – But you absolutely weren’t using this, right?
COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER – Owned by Loretta Lynn Enterprises.
CUTER
EVERYDAY MUSE
EXPERIENCE LIFE ELEVATED
FANDADDIES – Not sure if it’s fans of daddies, or if the daddies are fans of something.
FRIENDLY CITY
GAME CHANGEHER
GET HOOKED – One of the worst iron-on specimens I have ever seen.
GIANT METEOR
GOODIES
I AM NOT A PRODUCT – If you use social media, you unfortunately are.
I AM YOUR PEOPLE
I’D RATHER SEEK & EXPLORE THAN WORK & CHORE – Yeah, wouldn’t we all?
INFLUENTIAL U
LITTLE MISS – This is the cartoon company with those blob people.
MINTY BOI
NC LIFE – Excellent, we have our “X LIFE” mark for the week.
OCEAN HIPPIE
OKLAHOMIE
PUCK YEAH
RAISING ALPHAS – If you have to tell people you’re an alpha, you’re a gamma at best. 😆
SABIA – Translates to “knowledge” or “wisdom.”
SALT WATER SWIM
SO CLUCKIN’ GOOD – I’ve never had Bojangles’ chicken, but I hear it’s fantastic.
STARS ALIGN
STRAIGHT OUTTA GOLF – The specimen looks exactly as you’d expect it to.
TALK TECHIE TO ME
THANKFUL SHEEP – So being a sheep is bad in politics, but good in religion? 🤔
THIRD EYE
TRUST YOUR FIRE
U.S. AIR FORCE – Yes, owned by the Department of the Air Force.
VERSATILE COWBOY
ZIGGY STARDUST

 


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

After U.S. AIR FORCE came up in the new marks this week, I went digging for more military stuff.
ARMY
MARINES
NAVY
U.S. ARMY
U.S. MARINE CORPS
U.S. MARINES
U.S. NAVY
UNITED STATES NAVY

 


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!)

APRÈS BEACH
ART IS PAIN
BAH HUMPUG
BARK OUT LOUD
BEAST FREE
EMBRACE THE CHALLENGE
FACILITATOR
FAITH, LOVE AND PASSION
FIT(ISH) * [removed from spreadsheet]
FIT(ISH) SEMI-FIT; KIND OF FIT; SOMEONE WHO LIKES THE IDEA OF BEING FIT BUT EQUALLY LIKES FOOD.
FLIP THE SCRIPT
FOR LOVE AND OILS
GRANDBUDDIES
GRAPHIC SNOB
GYM LEGEND
GYMBITCH
HONEY CHILD
HUMAN UNLIMITED
HYDRAULIC
I AM THE CHURCH
IRREPLACEABLE
LIVE SUSTAINABLY
MARIJUANA MARDI GRAS * [removed from spreadsheet]
MOVE SMARTER, NOT HARDER.
MY BEACHY SIDE
MY OWN SUMMER
PEACEFUL OCEAN
PUNK ROCK GRANNY
SICK PRINCESS
SNATCHLIFE
SORRY I’M LATE I SAW A DOG * [removed from spreadsheet]
THE OCEAN IS MY GURU
THISISMYBEACH
THORN
TRIBAL SURF
TRIPPIN NASTY
YOGA SAVES
YOUR NEW FAVORITE SHIRT

 


PART 3: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

One of the worst iron-on specimens I’ve ever seen is GET HOOKED. This is one of their four specimen images, and they’re all this bad.
A terrible iron-on sheet for the GET HOOKED specimen.

 

BLUE COLLAR PATRIOT shows the brand as HOWITZER, and the name of the shirt is BLOOD SWEAT PRIDE. Plus the phrase is ornamental AF. I have no idea how this made it through.
The absolutely ornamental specimen for BLUE COLLAR PATRIOT.

 

And here’s STRAIGHT OUTTA GOLF, which is exactly what you’re expecting it to be: a twist on the STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON movie title treatment. This formatting never makes sense to me when the bottom word is not a location.
The nonsensical specimen for STRAIGHT OUTTA GOLF.

What a surprise: I looked at the golf phrase, the fishing phrase, and the jingoistic phrase, and they were all terrible specimens. Just like every week.

 


[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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