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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – April 25, 2023

Happy Tuesday! A reminder: there will be no Trademark Tuesday post next week, on May 2. The May 9 post will be a double. (We’ll be in the middle of moving.) We had 621 new marks registered this week in class 025, and 380 cancelled.

(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

ADVENTURE NERDS – Put on your hiking boots, we’re going to the museum!
AFRICA IS HOME
ALMIGHTY, HIM
BABY SWEETIE
BE IMPACTFUL – Spell check really doesn’t like “impactful.” Ah, corporate jargon!
BELIEVE IN THE HYPE
BUILT BETTER
CHECK ON A FRIEND – Always good advice.
COBRA KAI – But you weren’t using this anyway, right?
DICK HAPPENS – Not sure if we’re using the “asshole” meaning, or the “genitalia” meaning.
DRAMA CLUB – It probably won’t surprise you, this is where I was in high school.
EDITION
FISH YOUR WATERS – Owned by Luke Combs, I’m guessing it’s a song or album title?
FOREVER FUR FAMILY
GO LAS VEGAS – Same China-based owner as GO DALLAS. (But different owner than GO DENVER.)
HUSKER DU – Reunion tour? Or just a merch grab?
I LOVE GRILLING MEAT
IDLE SLOTH
LIFE IS SWELL
LIFE’S SHORT-LIVE IT
MIDNIGHT OIL – Great for both burning and listening to!
MORE THAN A DAD
MS. SHITHEAD – Joining the already-registered MR. and MRS. versions.
ONE PERCENT MAJORITY
REAL LIKE YOU
RUBIK’S – As in the cube. Includes a ton of other classes.
RUNNIN’ WITH MY GNOMIES – Come on, now. Anything with those gnomes is bound to be ornamental.
SECTS
SI A TODO – Spanish for “yes to everything.”
SPOILED ANGEL
SUNSHINE SOCIAL CLUB
TOTALLY SOUTHERN
UNHUMBLE
UNLEASH FAITH – Something being unleashed is … not good. Like, plagues. Or the hounds.
WILD ACES

 


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

Nothing to see here!

 


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!)

BECOME DIFFERENT
BONERBAIT
BRAINS BEYOND BORDERS
CHEERS AND BEERS TO MY YEARS
COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIFT
FREELIFE
GHETTO BOUGIE
GLEAM
GO JUMP IN THE LAKE * [removed from spreadsheet]
HOPPY BEER HOPPY LIFE
IT’S MY THING
MODERN VINTAGE
NO FAKENESS
OCEAN GODDESS
ONLY THE STRONG
PANDA BABY
POOPEE
PROFESSIONAL AMERICAN
PROUD TO BE A WOMAN
RELENTLESS
ROAM WILD
SHAMELESS PLUG
SHOP LIFE
THINK TANK
TRUST YOUR DOPENESS.
WE ALL LIVE HERE
WHO CARES

 


PART 1-B: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

I keep thinking these gnomes will lose popularity, but they just keep sticking around! At any rate, this specimen for RUNNIN’ WITH MY GNOMIES has the phrase being used ornamentally on a shirt, and shows the brand to be “Gone for a Run.” Classic!

Specimen for the totally ornamental mark RUNNIN WITH MY GNOMIES.

 


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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