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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – December 27, 2022

It’s the last Trademark Tuesday of 2022! We’re going out with more of a whimper than a bang; there were only 585 newly registered marks in class 025 this week, and 405 cancellations. Both lists were unusually over-full with nonsense phrases and letter salad, but there were a few choice tidbits to be plucked out…

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

ALPHA AUTHORITY
BANANAS – This mark is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
BORN A LION – Oh no, is this list going to be all about alphas and lions and toxic masculinity?
CALLMEMOMMY
CHOOSE YOU IN 2022 – [supplemental] A little late on this one! (I totally did, though.)
COUNTRY CLUB DROPOUT
CRAP’N & NAP’N – Goals for 2023.
CREATORS RULE THE UNIVERSE
DANGER BOYS
DINGHY LIFE – I’ve always thought “dinghy” was the oddest word for a boat.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT
EXPECTO PATRONUM – But you weren’t using this anyway, right? RIGHT??
FEAR STOPS HERE
FIND HAPPY EVERYWHERE
GET A LIFE – This was a scathing insult in, like, 1985.
GOD UP – [supplemental] Eh, somehow, “devil down” sounds SO much cooler.
ISLAND SHORES
JUST CALL ME BY MY NAME
KNOWN – One of the weirder one-word marks. What a surprise, a China-based brand selling on Amazon!
LANDSCAPE
LATINO GANG
MIND OVER GAME
MOTO DUDE
MY FRIENDS ARE BOUGIE – I love that some dictionaries don’t even get to the class definition until 4 entries down the page.
PRETTY HAPPY DOG
SEE YOU IN YOUR NIGHTMARES – The owner is … a cookie company. (???)
SELF MEDITATED – I mis-typed this about four times, including both “mediated” and “medidaded.” 😆
SO HBCU
STOLEN – A very suspicious phrase to wear on a shirt.
SUPER CASUAL – Somehow, even more suspicious to wear than STOLEN.
THE HYPE IS REAL – It usually isn’t.
TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
TRAINING DAY
WAKE UP DO BETTER – I prefer staying in bed and staying the same, thanks.
WE CONTROL THE FUTURE
XO DARLING – I guess you have to expand when both XO and XOXO are already registered.

 


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

GUMBY

 


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!)

94
BEER IS ART
BIG BOSS USA
BIG BUDDHA
BROTHER FOX
BYE FELICIA! * removed from spreadsheet
CREATE YOUR OWN STORY
DARK TERRITORY
FEED THE URGE
FROGS Y’ALL
GOOD PENNY
GROOVY DAT!
GUNS
LET US SEE JESUS
LIVE LIKE A CHAMP
LOG OUT
OWN YOUR AWESOME
PRETTY KITTY CLUB
SET YOUR SOUL ON FIRE
SITTING PRETTY
SKATE FREE
SOFTBABY
SOUTHERN COUNTRY
STOP IT YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL
SUPERBABY * removed from spreadsheet
SURF NAKED
SWEATPANTS MESSY BUN NO MAKE-UP JUST CHILLIN.
THAT’S A FACT JACK
TOMORROW’S NOT YESTERDAY
TRAIN OF THOUGHT
TRIPLE TRIPLE
VINTAGE EVIL
WEIRD IS THE NEW NORMAL — GET USED TO IT
YES GIRL

 


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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