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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – February 8, 2022

When will I stop typing “2021”? Probably by May. Hopefully. 745 newly registered marks this week, 286 cancellations. And there are so many song titles from the band Journey, I’ve broken song titles out from the “Pop Culture” section of the spreadsheet into their own new section.

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

“EITHER YOU’RE GETT’N BETTER OR YOU AIN’T” – Quotation marks are part of the mark.
#GOD’SNOTDONE
1876 – Yes, eventually every year will be a registered trademark.
AFTER SUNSET
ANGRY DAD – Is this really something you want to advertise on your shirt?
ANY WAY YOU WANT IT – The folks registering Journey song names are still at it! [music video]
AROSE
ASK THE LONELY – OK, I’m gonna have Journey songs in my head all day. [music video]
BIG CHICK ENERGY – A sad loss of a clever phrase just before Easter!
BLACK GIFTED & AMAZING
BORN HERE
BUDDY
CAN’T STOP LOVE
CHANGE THE GAME
DO IT EVERY TIME
ERASED
FAITH N GOD = PEACE – A strange equation; shouldn’t there be a + instead of that N?
FEARPROOF
GIRL CAN’T HELP IT – I’m listening to these as they come up, so you don’t have to. But you can, if you want to! [music video]
GOAL SMASHER
HEAVY ON THE JESUS – So … he’s a condiment? Like mustard or ketchup?
I’LL BE ALRIGHT WITHOUT YOU – Steve Perry’s hair was AMAZING in 1986. [music video]
IMHO – Common acronym for “in my humble opinion.”
KEEP BOSTON WICKED
KEEPING TIME
LIVE FOREVER
LIVE THROUGH LOVE
LOVIN’, TOUCHIN’, SQUEEZIN’ – These trademarks are tearin’ me apart. Every every day! [music video]
MAKE AMERICA NATIVE AGAIN
MAMAS & PAPAS – Not the 1960s band.
NEVER TOO DIFFERENT
OCEAN RANGER
ONLY YOU KNOW YOU
OPEN ARMS – I’m surprising myself with how many Journey lyrics I remember! [music video]
READY. SET. SLEEP.
SEPARATE WAYS – Greatest air-instrument playing in any video, ever. [music video]
SHUT UP AND SUFFER [Supplemental]
SOLID CIRCLE
SPECTRE – Radiohead’s theme for this movie is WAY better than the one they went with. [listen]
STAND READY
TAKE IT OUT & PLAY WITH IT
TAKE THE CHALLENGE
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE 127.0.0.1 – UGH. Absolutely ornamental, with a terrible specimen.
TOO BUSY SAVING LIVES
VISIBLE ANXIETY
WE ALL MUST VOTE
WHEEL IN THE SKY – Don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow! (But I’ll likely be here at my desk!) [music video]
WOKE ISN’T ENOUGH
WORLD PARTY
YOUR FISH IS OUT THERE – This one inspired me to look up THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE. Added it to the spreadsheet too!

 


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!)

1 CRAZY NURSE
21 OUTS – I’ve always wondered why softball gets two fewer innings.
90 PROOF
ALWAYS FRESH
CURLY GIRL SWAG
DIPPED IN MUSCLE
DOMAINE DES ENFANTS
G’ ON GIT
GLAMPING LIFE
GOD IS BIGGER – Because we went heavy on the Jesus!
HATE FREE ZONE
HE SAID SHE SAID
IF IT AIN’T TIGHT, IT AIN’T RIGHT
IT’S PERSONAL
LIVE TROPIC
LOVE YOU. LOVE PEOPLE.
OFFICIALLY ADDICTED
OLD PEOPLE ARE NOT CRANKY, THEY’RE JUST GETTING TIRED OF STUPID – Yeah, defi feels like this was a brand. 🙄
RADIATOR
REAL MEN WEAR BLUE
REAL MEN WEAR RED – Or, I guess, any other color that they want to wear?
RESIST MEDIOCRITY
RIVER ROAD
SASSY SURFER
SOUTHERN SOCIETY
THE ONE WHO SPEAKS
THEY ROOT, WE SHOOT
THIS IS FUN!
TWINKLE TOES
YOU MUST BE A DREAMER


Note: This is a curated list, and may not include all marks that affect you or your business.

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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