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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – April 11, 2023

This week, we have a totally average 710 newly registered marks in class 025, and a totally average 402 cancellations. There’s more than one single-word mark that was registered in another country, then carried over to a USA registration without a specimen.

(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

ANTI-ANXIETY [Supplemental] – You gotta go Supplemental when you try to corner “Anti-Anxiety” for fidget toys and weighted hoodies. 🙄
BEAUTY IS AN ATTITUDE
BIKINI SURF
BOUNDARIES, BITCH [Supplemental]
BUCK ROGERS – But you weren’t using this anyway, right?
CHICAGO GIRLS DO IT BETTER
COCK OIL – Yes, it’s lube. And their slogan is “cock-a-doodle-goo.” And their graphic is a chicken being choked. 🍆
COMFY LIFESTYLE
DEATH BEFORE DESK JOB – Agreed! Also, did you know I have donation links at the bottom of the post? 😆
EXISTENTIAL – This is how I like all of my crises.
FIERCE FEMALE – I hate referring to women and girls as “females.” Feels like a Ferengi being creepy.
FREELY – A trademark is intellectual property. Thus, this is I.P. FREELY.
GO DENVER – Owned by an individual in China, of course.
GOD STUFF – Y’know, smiting, turning people into salt, sending bears to maul people. Just god stuff.
GOOD SUNDAY
GOT CHLOROPHYLL? – Slogan for Chlorophyll Water. I think I’d rather drink regular water, and chew on some leaves.
HUSTLE – SERIOUSLY?? Goods: Hosiery; underwear; socks.
I DON’T EVEN LIKE – If you’re worried that they’re going to claim larger phrases, just look at the specimen below.
I IDENTIFY AS RICH
ISLA
LADYSQUATCH
LASHES ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND – I’m sure it’s eyelashes, but I’m picturing punishment.
LESS WORK
LET YOUR FAITH DEFINE YOU! – I guess then I’m defined by my … lack of faith?
LET’S SPLIT
MOTORCYCLES & COFFEE
MULTIFACETED [Supplemental]
NOTHIN BUT A TEA THANG – Tea wins over coffee every time. Here’s my favorite.
NURSEOLOGY
PRESS YOUR LUCK – Big bucks, no whammies!
RASCAL
REAL MEN EAT PLANTS – Can’t they just drink Chlorophyll Water?
RESTLESS
SAINTLY – Trademark imported from Australia.
SEABASS
SHADY BABY – Not gonna lie, Shady Baby seems like a kick-ass kid.
SPELL – Trademark imported from Australia. Their stuff is definitely a distinctive look.
STARTED FROM SCRATCH
TITS DEEP – Due to the variety of tits out there, I don’t think this is a very accurate form of measurement.
VORTEX
WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL – And BEAUTY IS AN ATTITUDE, so women are an attitude!
Y’ALLHALLA

 


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

DAYTRIP

 


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!)

420 ATHLETICS – Some of these seem a bit dangerous to do while high.
420 BIKING
420 GOLF
420 HIKING
420 SKATEBOARDING
420 SNOWBOARDING
420 SURFING
420 YOGA
ABOVE ALL
ADORABUMP
AY CHIHUAHUA
BABYWEARING
BRILLZ
BUILD THE BEAST
CAKERY
CHAINS – Partial: class 025 cancelled; class 028 remains active.
COWS GONE WILD
DARK TIDE
DO WHAT MATTERS
DON’T BREAK!
GAME DAY BABE
GOD IS……BIGGER THAN LYMPHOMA
GRANDFATHER * [removed from spreadsheet]
HATER FREE LIFESTYLE
HILLBETTY
HUSTLE QUIET
IRON WILL
LA VIDA ES MARAVILLOSA
LEARN TIL YA DIE
LIFE IN THE LEFT
LIFTING FOR TWO
LOCAL TAILS
NICE MESS
OM MATTERS
PAY IT FORWARD
PROST Y’ALL * [removed from spreadsheet]
RIDE STRONG
STILL RELEVANT
TRUST NO BITCH
TUFF GIRL
TWONK
UNDERHANDED

 


PART 1-B: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

Here’s the disappointing specimen for DEATH BEFORE DESK JOB, Just text on a tee in an ornamental fashion … and it’s a mockup, no less! Plus, the brand here is actually “Trade Marked,” so there’s no indicator of the brand in this phrase. Sigh.

Specimen for the mark DEATH BEFORE DESK JOB

 

Next up, HUSTLE. It’s only registered for socks and underwear, but I don’t think it should have been approved. The brand shown in their specimen is “Pair of Thieves” — it’s even the text on the waistband. (For those wondering what the heck “SWASS-FREE” means, SWASS is apparently short for “sweaty ass.” So they’ll keep your man-zones dry.)

Specimen for HUSTLE

 

Last but not least, here’s the specimen for I DON’T EVEN LIKE. And yes, of course the specimen shows additional text after the mark! I’m sure they’ll start going after everyone who has an additional word or two after their registered phrase.

Specimen for I DON'T EVEN LIKE

 


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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