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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 24 October 2023

We had a totally average 572 new trademark registrations in class 025 this week, including a couple of wedding party ones to watch out for. But there were a shockingly few 148 cancellations. And even fewer than usual cancellations worth curating!

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 (PRINCIPAL REGISTER)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – They have other registrations too; this one is just adding a few more goods.
BABE OF HONOR – Owner is an individual in China. Specimen is terrible.
BAKED IN LA – Works for both Louisiana and Los Angeles!
BE OUTRAGEOUS IT’S CONTAGIOUS
BEAUTIFUL & STONED
BIG DICK’S DAM NEAR INN – Same owner as BIG DICK’S HALFWAY INN, of course.
BIKE PRETTY
BREAD LIFE – And so our X LIFE streak starts again. 1 week!
BRIDE’S BABES – Same owner as BABE OF HONOR.
COS
DEDICATION TO GREATNESS
DESK TO DUSK
DON’T TREAD ON OUR KIDS
FUN GUY
GIRLS ARE EVIL – Added to my “says girls, but they mean full-grown women” section.
GLOW HARDER
GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS – If you’re using this to avoid the HELLO GORGEOUS trademark, time to change again!
HE IS GOOD – I’m guessing this is a god thing.
HUMBLE BEAUTY
I AM NOT AN ALGORITHM, I AM A HUMAN BEING!
I AM NOT JUST A HOLE. I’M THE WHOLE PACKAGE. – Gross. People are not holes.
I AM STRENGTH
I HUNT
I’M SO HAPPY
IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES
LIVE WARM – I shall! I have my heating pad on my lap right now.
LUCKY CATCH
MAJOR CUDDLES – Everyone’s favorite officer in the military.
MAY THE FLORIDA SUN FOLLOW YOU HOME – But the other Florida stuff can stay there.
MY BEACHY SIDE
NOVA
OCCASIONALLY STUCK UP
P.S. MAMA, YOU’RE DOING GREAT!
PRO TEAM – One of the most generic-sounding sports marks ever.
PROUD COUNTRY
QUEEN BEANS – Another term for my cat’s furry little feets!
RECKLESS HIPPIE
RIVER TURTLES
SALTWATER RIDERS
SELFISH SATURDAY – Is it selfish? Or is it more self-care Saturday?
SPIRULINA – Mmm, nothing like a tasty dried biomass of cyanobacteria!
STAYING GROUNDED
TOXIC BEAUTIFUL – I wish I could just show my toxicity through spines tipped with poison.
UNBUTTONED
VISIT OREGON
VITAMIN M – I’m going to guess they mean something other than folic acid.
VOLUNTEERS – Owner: The University of Tennessee.
WHERE THE SURF SOUNDS LOUDLY
YOGA BRAIN
YOU ARE NOT A BURDEN – This is true! You are never a burden.

 


PART 1-B: NEW REGISTRATIONS (SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER)

OCEAN OUTFITTERS

 


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

FARM FOCUSED
HOG – Owned by Harley-Davidson.

 


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!)

AMERICAN BUILT
BLACK ON BLACK
CANCER CAN’T STOP SEXY
FISHBONE – Class 025 cancelled. Classes 014 and 018 remain active.
HEARTLESS BITCHES INTERNATIONAL
MIGHTY HEALTHY
NORDIC NATIVE
REDNECK MAYHEM
SWAGGER
VIPER
YOU’RE YOUR OWN DESTINY

 


PART 3: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

[space to show images of poor specimens and talk shit about them.]

BABE OF HONOR: The BABE OF HONOR hat at Amazon is marked as “currently unavailable.” There are a couple of other brands selling BABE OF HONOR shirts on Amazon, so I’m sure those will be sent takedowns ASAP.

Specimen image for BABE OF HONOR. It's a bucket hat with a "Babe of Honor" patch on it.

 

DON’T TREAD ON OUR KIDS: The “Brittany and Kasi” shop used in the specimen does not have the pictured shirt listed anymore, so sadly, you can’t get a shirt playing off of the Gadsden flag in a Barbie font. But if you’re in the market for “Close the F*ing Border” or “Try That in a Small Town” shirts, or ones with a photo of Jason Aldean on them, you’re in luck.

Specimen for DON'T TREAD ON OUR KIDS. It shows a woman wearing a shirt with the phrase written on it in a Barbie 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. 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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