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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 29 August 2023

We have 542 newly registered trademarks in class 025 this week, and 354 cancellations. But oh, those wonderful cancellations! A whopping 8 marks came off of my spreadsheet, including a handful from our old favorite, Lolabellas!

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

&HER
1987 – Yes, eventually every year will be registered as a trademark.
ACROSS THE MAP
ALWAYS BLACK, NEVER SORRY.
BAD DECISIONS MAKE GOOD STORIES – Kinda true!
BAKE AWAY
BALLPARK MVP
BLACK COFFEE – This is Nkosinathi Maphumulo’s DJ name.
BLACKALICIOUS
BORN TO BE AIRBORNE
CLEVELAND LIFE – Of all of the X LIFE marks, this seems fairly mundane.
DEVIL-DOG
DO A KICKFLIP! – This phrase makes me think of Tony Hawk, not Chase Gabor.
GOOD SAM
HE.SHE.THEY.
HELLA COFFEE [Supplemental]
IN GOD WE MUST – We must … what?
LIFE IS BETTER ON THE WATER – Joins a half-dozen other “life is better” marks.
MANIFEST LIKE A MOTHER
MR. HAWAII
MR. PARADISE – Different owners!
MUSSELS – I went back and forth, like, ten times on whether this goes in the “food” section or the “flora & fauna” section.
MY HUSTLE IS MY SWAG – Ugh, enough with the hustle already!
NO VICTORY WITHOUT SACRIFICE
NOT SPONSORED
PREPPY SUMMER
RAISED RIGHT – A sub-brand of SIMPLY SOUTHERN.
SCARLET LADY
SKIING FUCKS – I love how making these lists keeps me somewhat current with the slang the kids are using. Or were using 12-18 months ago.
SOBER IS SEXY
STAY LOOSE
TASTY TACOS
TEST SUBJECTS
TIME TRAVEL ACADEMY
TOUGH AS YOU
UNHOLY – It’s a brand for … bridal gowns. With a questionable specimen below.
WAY MORE BETTER
WORKING CLASS PATRIOT – We’re getting to the point where I see the word “patriot” and automatically cringe.
YAY VOLLEYBALL!

 


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

None found 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!)

100TH GENERATION CHRISTIAN – Wouldn’t this be, like, 3000 years in the past, and thus pre-dating christianity?
ANALOGY
BUBBLEHEAD
BUMPS FIRST FOURTH * [removed from spreadsheet]
BUMPS FIRST HALLOWEEN * [removed from spreadsheet]
BUY ME A SHOT
CHANGING THE WORLD ONE BREATH AT A TIME
CITY OF GRIND
DAB ARMY
DRINKING & GAMBLING
ENFANT GÂTÉ – French for “spoiled child.”
FAT GRANDPA
FILTHY BASEBALL
FORGET FAILURE
HE SEES YOU WHEN YOU’RE DRINKING * [removed from spreadsheet]
HEADED FOR ADVENTURE
HOLLOW EARTH
LAND PIRATE * [removed from spreadsheet]
LIFE INSTRUCTIONS
LITTLE MISS ALOHA * [removed from spreadsheet]
LIVE FOR PINK
LIVE LIFE HAPPY
LIVE LOVE LAUGH * [removed from spreadsheet]
LOVE GANG
MATE OF HONOR
MOMMY’S FIRST MOTHER’S DAY * [removed from spreadsheet]
MOST ENLIGHTENED
MOTHER PLUKIN’
NURSERY RHYME
PINK BLOSSOM
PRIMITIVE TRAILS
RIDICULOUS FAITH
TALL IS BEAUTIFUL
VEGAS BEFORE VOWS * [removed from spreadsheet]

 


PART 3: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

Here’s part of the main specimen for UNHOLY. I just feel like if you need to draw in red arrows pointing to the tiny spots where the word is used, it maybe isn’t that distinctive an indicator of the source of goods.

Specimen for UNHOLY

 


[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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