Happy Trademark Tuesday the 13th! We had a very average week — 664 new marks registered in class 025, and 345 cancellations. I feel like there was a lot more snarkworthy new stuff this week than usual!
PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS
BALLISLIFE – I still always think “ball” and “baller” in these marks are referring to testicles.
BETTER THAN LIFE – This will always be the title of a Red Dwarf book to me.
BORN TO BE SASSY – Anyone else hate the whole “sassy” thing we’re putting on young girls these days?
CASTLES & CROWNS
CHICKEN LOVE YOU – A Chilean chicken joint that looks delicious.
DISCOPUSSY – That’s actually a really cool light fixture. But shouldn’t they have named it OCTODISCO?
DO LESS GOD BLESS – Now this is the kind of anti-hustle message I can get behind.
DON’T BE THAT PERSON [Supplemental]
EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING – I’m guessing RichLion Holdings is Lionel Richie’s company.
EFFORT – Something they didn’t use when making that specimen.
EMERGENCY ALOHA – Sometimes you just need that hello, goodbye, or I love you. Immediately.
FIRST ON THE MOON
FUN IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL. – It’s like mental chicken soup.
FUN SQUAD – Weirdly, I feel like a group calling them the FUN SQUAD would be unfun and annoying.
GOOD TO SEE YOU – For some of these phrases, I just can’t picture a person wanting to wear it on a shirt.
HACK – And for some of these phrases, I really can’t picture a person wanting to wear it on a shirt.
HOT GIRLS AGAINST DICKTATORS – The specimens for this one are hella disappointing.
KEEP ON BEING EXCELLENT! – I love the idea of outward-facing slogans like this.
KOO KOO KANGA ROO – Included mainly so I can share the video for “Cat Party.” Hard to believe this banger is almost 10 years old!
LIVE FREE AND CAMP
LOVE. EMPATHY. COMPASSION. INCLUSION. JUSTICE. KINDNESS.
ME LIKE! – Guess I’m not the only person who uses this phrase.
MY LIFE MATTERS!
NASTY BABY – Aren’t they all? Spitty, slobbery, poopy little things. 😆
ONE OF US IS LYING – Owned by NBC Universal. Is this a game show or something?
SELF HELP SLUT – I’m torn. Self help is great! Slut-shaming is not! But is it slut-shaming if you call yourself a slut?
SMALL TOWN WEIRDO
STOP THAT SHIT – What I’d like to say to all frivolous ornamental registrants.
TETRIS – But you weren’t using this anyway, right?
WE BALL OVER HERE – I discussed my “ball” thoughts at the top of the list.
WHITE CASTLE – Same question as for TETRIS.
PART 1-A: EXAMPLES OF WHAT, LIKE, HALF OF THE LIST IS EVERY WEEK
PART 1-B: OLDER REGISTERED MARKS I DISCOVERED 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!)
COASTAL VIBES * [removed from spreadsheet]
DRY JUNK – Yes, it was for underwear.
GO HAVE FUN
GOD’S NOT DEAD
HUMOR IS KING
I’D RATHER BE BUILDING A PLANE
LESS HONK MORE TONK
MODERN DAY WARRIOR
MURDER YOUR DARKNESS
MY STRONG IS BEAUTIFUL
PIGS DON’T SWEAT
PRACTICE MADE PERFECTION
PRAYER CHANGES EVERYTHING
PRETTY GIRL CURVES
RISE AND CONQUER
SEVEN BEERS AGO
SHATTER THE WORLD
SHUT UP & MOVE
THIS YEAR IS FOR US
TRUST THE PROCESS * [removed from spreadsheet]
TWO OLD HIPPIES
WORLD’S GREATEST FARTER I MEAN FATHER
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!