Happy August! I always like heading into this month; here in Arizona, it means we’re now on the downhill slope of all the terrible hotness.
This week we have 487 new marks registered in class 025, including a few that will make you say, “Oh, are you SERIOUS?” But on the plus side, there are 255 cancelled marks in 025 this week, some of which may make you say, “Oooh, are you serious?”
PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS
ACTIVATE MY MELANIN
CHILI PEPPERS – There’s already a CHILI PEPPER mark (for shoes), with an owner in Puerto Rico; this one has notes to clarify that it only covers the continental United States.
CHRIST OUR KING ETERNALLY
GOD LOVES PINK
HOPE CROSS LOVE
ICE CREAM MAN – A person wearing this shirt feels like the start of a horror movie to me.
LET ‘EM BREATHE
SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM – “First use” is 2017. Even though this saying has been around for decades. Sigh.
TEED OFF – This one is sure to upset golf fans. They’ll be totally … hmm, I feel like there’s a saying for a golfer’s anger …
And an illustrated mark that I thought might be worth warning folks about:
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!)
GOD EQUALS BALANCE
I AM FREE
I AM GAMER
PEE WHERE YOU WANT – This one covered both baby bodysuits and pet clothing, among other classes. Brilliant!
TO THE DEATH – “No! To the pain.”
And last but not least, another illustrated text mark: LOVE & PEACE, specifically in Arial Regular.
As always, the new marks have been added to my ginormous spreadsheet; please check it out for a shockingly large list of registered trademarks!