MISSY MEYER’S SNARKY MUSINGS ABOUT TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHT, LICENSING, AND OTHER IP!

Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 23 April 2024

It’s a pretty average week for newly registered trademarks in class 025 (724 of them), but it was a MASSIVE week for cancellations (636 of them). And a lovely hearty 183 abandoned applications on top, like the cherry on a sundae!

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)

AND WE BACK
BAMA LIFE – I feel like in Washington state, we never had a big “state pride” thing. (Though it was always frustrating when people would drop the “DC” from Washington DC, and just call it Washington.)
BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
CHTHONIC – Adjective: relating to or inhabiting the underworld.
COMMERCIAL TRUCK GUY
CONCEAL – Don’t feel, don’t let them know.
DANCE AMERICA
ENCHANTÉ
EVERYBODYS GOT ONE – Opinions? Assholes? Missing apostrophes?
FLINT LIFE – Two X LIFE marks before we’re even out of letter F? Impressive!
FLOWY SUMMER – Feels like how a thousand dresses would be described.
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES – Owned by a bar of this name, not by Garth Brooks.
GRINDLIFE – Ugh, should I put this in the X LIFE section, or in the hustle/grind section? It’s combining two things that are so grossly overused!
HANG 10
HAPPY ALL THE DAYS
HAVE A FIELD DAY – Did all elementary schools have a Field Day, where you got to just go outside and do, like, track and field games all day?
HOCKEY BEAST
HOLIDAY DREAMS
HUNT LOCAL – I live in a city. My closest hunting is for The Most Dangerous Game. (Or maybe pigeons.)
I DON’T DO EASY
I MAKE MY OWN FRIENDS – Is this a motherhood thing? Or are they making, like, golems out of clay?
IT’S STUPID TIME
JESUS OR DEATH – Reminds me of the classic question, “Cake or death?” I’d rather have cake than either death or Jesus.
JESUS WERE WE WORTH IT? – Were we worth baking that cake for?
JUST KEEP TRYING
LIFETIME TO WASTE
LIVE HONEY
LOVE IS WASTING TIME TOGETHER – I kind of dig this. Marriage should be the same.
MAKE COMMIES AFRAID AGAIN
MAN IN BLACK – Owned by Johnny Cash’s estate.
MASH UP
MISTRESS – Not sure folks would want to wear this on the front of a t-shirt.
NO SALT JUST GREAT LIFE – The longest X LIFE item so far.
OFFICIAL PICKLEBALL
PRIDE GIRL
SANDBAR LIFE – Crikey, what is this, the 5th X LIFE mark of the week? It’s just so seriously overdone.
SIMPLY BETTER
START. – Before you ask: yes, you can still use the word START in a phrase, as long as you aren’t making reference to this brand/company!
TACO HEART – If you are what you eat, then yeah, I probably have one. Taco heart, pickle kidney, spaghetti Bolognese spleen.
THE FARM TEAM
TIPSY REDNECK – The internet seems torn on whether “redneck” is a derogatory term, or a bit of heritage pride.
TRAILBORN
U KNO I GOTCHU

 


PART 1-B: NEW REGISTRATIONS (SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER)

REEL LOVE
SCIENCE IS FOR EVERYONE

 


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

COCKS – Owner: University of South Carolina.
ESL
VERVE
WORDS TO LIVE BY

 


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

COMFORTABLEHEADPHONES – Goods: “Footwear; kaftans; underclothes; outdoor mittens.” (I kind of want to see someone wearing shoes, a kaftan, and mittens all at the same time.)

 


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!)

25/8
9
A IS FOR ANIMALS
ACTIVE LIFE
AMERICA RISING
ASSORTED FLAVORS
BAKER MADE
BE COOL BE NICE
BEACHRAT
BEAST DAD’S [sic]
BIRDBRAIN
CLUB 18TH
DAY ONE
DISABLE THE LABEL
DREAM CREW
DRY ICE
ELDER SKATESMEN
ER LIFE
FOR PRINCESS USE ONLY
FOR WEST USE ONLY
FRESH AIR
FUELED BY REDNECKS
GAMEBAE
GO GET IT.
GO WICKED
GOD KEEPS MY HEAD UP
GYM PAL
HEY PUP
I KISSED A DOG AND I LIKED IT
I TRIED IT AT HOME
KEEP BEING MAGICAL
LIFE IN THE MIDDLE
LIFE IS A FIELD TRIP FOR THE SOUL.
LIFE IS SHORT. DON’T SQUANDER IT…
LIFT WEIGHTS FASTER
LOOK FORWARD
MOTHERHOOD IS…BEING A TINY PERSON’S SNACK BITCH.
MUFFIN MAN
MY MAN
NAMEDATE BABY SHOES
NINE
OCEAN BOUND
OCEAN REBEL
OLD MAN STRONG
ON GAME DAY WE WEAR
ONE HIT WONDER
ORANGE IS THE NEW PRESIDENT
PEACE, LOVE & HAPPY NEST
PEARLS & PIXIE DUST
PIMPDADDY
PISTOL PACKIN MAMAS
PITCHFORK REPUBLIC
RUN SPELT BACKWARDS IS NUR…THAT’S A NUR FROM ME.
SMART BLANKS
SOMEWHATNERDY
SQUAWK DIRTY TO ME
SUPER TIRED * [removed from spreadsheet!]
SWOLE CARTEL
THAT SHOULD BE A THING
THE ORIGINAL BUFFALO CHECK
UNBREAKABLE FIGHTER
WARRIORS BLEED BLUE
WHAT A WEEK
WHOLEHEARTEDLY
YOUNG WILD AND THREE * [removed from spreadsheet!]

 


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! 🪦

97330175ANTI CLUB
97186479BE GOD’S VERSION OF YOU
90084500BLACK LIVES MADE AMERICA GREAT
97018291BOSTONER
97558311BREWTOPIA
97418257CAN’T BUST ‘EM
88132870CHOOSE LOVE INSTEAD
97577373CLEAN AND LEAN
97299587DUNK TRUNKS
97392210EASY SLIP ON
97029101FEEL IT GOOD
97699007FROM YOURS TRULY
97938787GIRLS LIE TOO
90842442GOD IS MY BODYGUARD
90124634GRATIFIED SOUL
97089752HAUS OF GOD
97571279HIGHLY FOCUSED
97575640HOW PINK IS YOUR POSSUM?
97274375HUSTLE & SACRIFICE
97331276IT JUST KICKED IN
97571588KEEP IT SECRET
97579106LIKE MY STYLE
97577644MAGA REPUBLIC
97038381NEW MONEY
90001881NO 1 LEFT BEHIND
97297562NO FOULS TO GIVE
90769417NO HAPPY
97581815OPTIMISTIC REALIST
97303261PEOPLE ARE COMPLICATED
97361650SHOW UP AND SUFFER
90409418SOFT HUGS
86586896TEXAS STRONG
97577957THESE NUTS MATTER
90404341THRIFT BITCH
97569930ZERO REMORSE

 



[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!

Want to help keep TradeSnark going? Donations are always welcome through PayPal or Ko-Fi!

Oh, hello! Would you like an email? 📬

Sign up to receive a notification every time there's a new post.

No spam, no ads, no other claptrap. Just an email when there's hot & fresh TradeSnark!

Leave a Reply

Note: all comments are held for moderation; I’ll approve as soon as possible!