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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – April 4, 2023

Welcome to April! We have 667 freshly registered trademarks in class 025 this week, alongside 356 cancellations.

(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

#MOBLIFE
ACTUALLY WORKING
ANOTHER SHADE OF BROWN
BIG EARS – Seems like you wouldn’t need to advertise this on a shirt, people could just look at your head.
CAPABLE OF LOVE – A weird sentiment, with an equally weird specimen!
CONCEITED AF – Now that’s the kind of truth in advertising I can get behind.
DEEP FAKE
DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF
EMIGRANT – This refers to the country moved from, while “immigrant” refers to the country moved to.
FAIREST – I’m picturing Snow White wearing this on a t-shirt.
FIRST WORDS
FREE OF GLUTEN, FULL OF LIFE
GASLIT NATION – The kind of feeling that leads to one becoming an EMIGRANT.
GET INKED
GIRL FROM SPACE
GOOD INTENTIONS ONLY
HARD WORK WORKS
HOLY SHIT, WE’RE ALIVE – The whole concept of this company is weird to me.
HOT SUGAR
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE – But you weren’t using this anyway, right?
HUGGER Goods: Post-surgical garments for use following breast surgery; brassieres and athletic brassieres.
I FUCK ON THE FIRST DATE – I guess this is … actually quite informative?
INDIAN CHIEF – Owned by Indian Motorcycle.
KISS MY ART – I think this is a play on “kiss my ass”?
LATE LUNCH
LIMONADA
MISS SHAMELESS
MR. SHAMELESS – I wish there was a “young man” variant of “Mr.” that was equal to “Miss.”
NO SPORTS NO LIFE
PHARMACY LIFE
PURE ESSENCE – Sounds like a new age CD from the ’90s, with at least one Enya track on it.
RESPECTED EVERYWHERE
RIDE NATION
RIDICULOUSLY COZY – An excellent way to live one’s life.
SALT + SNOW – An easy recipe for homemade slush.
SALTWATER FREEDOM
SOMEWHERE
STARLIGHT
STAY SMART
TEXAS SOUL
THE BLACK HUSBAND
WARBUCKS – It only just now occurs to me. Did “Daddy Warbucks” get his riches through war profiteering?
WHOA, THAT’S GOOD – Bonus points for spelling “whoa” correctly.
WORK THAT FAITH
YOU ARE OK

 


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

ON WEDNESDAYS WE WEAR PINK – But you weren’t using it anyway, right?
YES WAY ROSÉ

 


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!)

41 & CHANGE
ALPHA CODE
B LIKE CHRIST
BALLET FREAK
BARENAKED
BURIED
CATCH THE VIBE
CAVALRY
CRAZY HEART
CREATE A LIFE WORTH LIVIN
DEPT. OF LOVE
DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DEAD; BE AFRAID OF THE LIVING
DRIVING FORCE
F.O.B FRESH OFF THE BOAT
FACE ASS
FILTHY REBEL SCUM
FLOOZIE
GET OUT AND PLAY
GOD FIRST FAMILY THEN BASKETBALL
GOOD GUY WITH A GUN
HAVE SOME FUN TONIGHT
I BRAKE FOR ZOMBIES… SO I CAN BACK UP AND RUN OVER THE ONES I MISSED.
I DRIVE TOPLESS
IT’S ONLY A DREAM UNTIL YOU BELIEVE
LOVE WILD * [removed from spreadsheet]
MIDNIGHT LUSH
NO LANGUAGE
OM
ONE MORE MILE
READY 2 RUMBLE
READY… SO READY
REAL MEN MARRY MEN
SHAME ON YOU
SIMPLEMINDED
SOLDIER FOR THE LORD
STALKER COP
STOP ME IF I’VE TOLD YOU THIS STORY BEFORE!
STOP XANS
SWEET AS!
TEAM BURRITO
TEAM SUNNY
THIS IS OUR FOREST
UNIVERSITY OF ANTARCTICA
WEALTH & RICHES
YAY! LIFE!

 


PART 1-B: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

I’m getting so tired of these specimens where the phrase is just used ornamentally on the front of a shirt. Here’s CAPABLE OF LOVE, where we have a cheerful quartet of folks who promise, yes, they are capable! So it’s not a case of “it’s not you, it’s me” with them. They totally have the ability to love someone … just not you!

Specimen for the trademark CAPABLE OF LOVE.

 


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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