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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 26 September 2023

There were 688 new trademarks registered in class 025 this week. a total of 358 previously registered marks were cancelled. It’s average numbers and relatively uneventful lists as we make our way into autumn!

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

ACT BAD
AISLE
AQUA LIFE – Aww yeah, our X LIFE mark is early in the alphabet this week. 2 week streak!
AVATAR – They already had another registration with a bunch of goods; this one adds in a few more goods.
BINGE JESUS. – Season 2 was his best. He jumped the shark in season 4.
BLACK ADAM – Every time my husband mentioned this movie, I thought he was saying Black Atom.
BLESSED BABE
BUTT STUFF – I mean, who doesn’t want to advertise that they like the butt stuff?
CANNABIS EDIBLES
CUTE CREW – Owned by a company in China? Who saw that coming?!
DEN OF WOLVES
DRINKIN’ CLASS – One of the most popular courses at my college.
DUCK LIFE – Sweeeeet, a double X LIFE week!
F*CK YOUR DIET – Having done almost every diet out there, hard agree.
FEAR OF BOOF – I had to look up “boof.” Calling back a previous comment, I would classify it as “butt stuff.”
FISH GODS – Not sure if it’s really great fisherpeople, or if the fish themselves are gods.
GENUINE GRATITUDE
GET EXCITED ABOUT LIFE
GILLIN’ IT – Fishing puns. Always love them.
GIVE LOVE A CHANCE
HELLA FAITHFUL – I love “hella,” which means it’s probably 5 to 10 years out of date with the hip youths.
I’M TIRED BUT I’M HERE – Oof, this one. I feel seen.
IV DRIP
JESUS SAVES GANGSTERS TOO – “Gangsters” feels even more out of date than “hella.”
LESS STRESS MORE PETS – Hard agree.
LET’S CHILL – The inclusion of infant clothes leads me to believe this is not the “Netflix & Chill” definition of “chill.”
LIFE ON THE WATER – Goes right below “Life is better on the water” in the spreadsheet. 🙄
LOVE IS REAL
MOM-DENTITYPlease don’t make motherhood your only identity.
MOST CALL IT HEAVEN… I CALL IT HOME!
NEXT OF KIN
PAST
PLANE CRAZY
PLAY HARD PRAY HARD – Eh, I’d rather play moderately and skip the praying entirely.
POOL LIFE – The ultra-rare triple X LIFE week!
POSH PEANUT – I’m surprised at how many people call their kid “peanut.”
RECKLESS SOUL
SEPPUKU – Definitely an … interesting … brand name.
SOUTHERN LOCAL
STRONG LIKE STEEL
SWEET BABY GANG – I would never have guessed that this is a Matt Walsh/weird fashy inside joke thing.
THE HARDER I WORK, THE LUCKIER I GET – Can’t quite decide if this is about “the hustle” or not.
TIP YOUR LANDLORD – BARRFFFF AWW HELL NO
VIKINGS DON’T CRY – Owned by “Quiver Full Farm.” Is this a religious thing?
WACKADOO
WAYPOINT
WE’RE ALL ARTISTS
WILD FREE LIFE
WILL WORK FOR KICKS – The song “Pumped Up Kicks” is 13 years old this month. Let’s all feel old.
WOLLONGONG – Yes, city names can be registered. By individuals in China, no less!

 


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

None spotted this week!

 


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!)

#GOTIME
#LOVETHYSELF
60’S GIRL [sic]
AFRICAN BY NATURE
AWE
BEARDED BROTHERS
BEAUTIFUL LOVE
BELIKEAGIRL
CHEETAH
DRESSED TO GRILL
FUGLY
GET UP….STAY UP
HUSTLE OR PERISH
INITIATED
JEFE
LIVE LIFE CHARGED
LIVE LIFE OUTSIDE
LOOK LEFT
MAKE AMERICA CHRISTIAN AGAIN
METROPOLITAN
MOST PROPER
MULTICULTURAL IS THE NEW BLACK
NO WORKEE
ORIGINAL GENTLEMAN
PERFORMANCE LIFE
PUMPING IRON
PURE ENERGY
RECLAIM
SACRIFICES MUST BE MADE
STARS STRIPES AND SOLIDS
SUNDAY GUNDAY
TEAM WHAT?
THE MUCK LIFE

 


PART 3: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

I’ve seen some odd specimens in my day. But this one for TIP YOUR LANDLORD is one of the oddest. The company that owns this mark is Friday Beers, and their website only has Friday Beers branding. They have two TIP YOUR LANDLORD items, where the phrase is purely ornamental. So this specimen is both incredibly weird and made only for the application.

specimen for TIP YOUR LANDLORD

 


[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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