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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – January 10, 2023

I know, I know, it isn’t “Trademark Wednesday.” But I was away all day yesterday, traveling to the next state over in order to apply for a residency visa in another country.

When I went to the TMOG to get the new registrations list, it wasn’t loading for me, so I cobbled together the newbies from a refined TESS search. It was almost easier, in some ways? I’ll have to rethink my whole TM Tuesday methodology. TMOG was working again by the time I got to the cancellations. January 10 has 482 new registrations in class 025 with mark types 1 or 4. 310 cancellations across all mark types in 025.

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

ATLANTA GEORGIA CHANGED MY LIFE – Never been, can’t attest to its life-changing nature.
AVOCADO COUPLE
BECKY – Unsure if this is the good hair one, or the one you talk to about butt size.
BEE BETTER – Appears to be Bombas’ slogan.
CLOUD CHASER
CREATE MORE – A bit open-ended, but I’m glad it gives me options on what to create more of.
CUSHY – Of all the cushy types of clothing, their specimen is for a belt??
DAYS OFF – The best days.
DOGS ARE GREAT PEOPLE SUCK – Feels like punctuation is missing here. Dogs are great people; SUCK!
DROOL – Big surprise, a bunch of totally ornamental specimens.
EMBRACE BEING THE OUTCAST
FATHER’S ONLY – Father’s only WHAT? (Specimen does not include the apostrophe.)
FORK YEAH!
GYM CARTEL
I’M BILLING YOU FOR THIS CONVERSATION – Oh, if only this were possible!
IMPOSSIBLE IS A MYTH – I can think of a few things that are literally impossible.
IRON BUTTERFLY – But you weren’t using this anyway, right?
KINGDOM MOTHERHOOD
LAND PIRATE – Apparently some sort of … treasure-hunter thing?
LITERALLY FREEZING – Sorry to all of you in the “I’m so cold” sweatshirt market.
MAGIC 8 BALL – But you weren’t using this anyway, right?
MAMA MAKES IT COOL
MEMORY LANE
MOM’S SPAGHETTI – A restaurant in Detroit owned by Eminem. Dangit, now I want spag bolognese.
MONDAY – I don’t care if this trademark’s blue. (Where are my fellow gen-Xers at?)
NEVER LOSING FAITH
NORTHERN IOWA – Southern Iowa can suck it.
NOTHING OVER GOD
PARTY ON THE WEEKEND
PARTY TOPLESS – Like, in a convertible car with the top down? Heading on down to the Love Shack?
PRETTYDUDE SOCIETY – It’d be a nice world, if more dudes were into being pretty.
SALTWATER CURES EVERYTHING
SEXY HER
SHOW THE WORLD A GREATER VERSION OF YOU
SKIP WORK – Next best kind of days after days off.
SKY JUNKIE
TITLE
TOOTLES – An underwear brand owned by a medical company. ???
UNO – Goodness, Mattel is making a push to register their game names!
YOU ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS YOUR TEAM – Unless your team sucks, then you’re stronger alone. (Ask me how I know.)

 


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!)

BE INSPIRED. BE STRONG. BE YOU.
BEER IS A SPORT
CAMPING WITH DOGS
CAMPUS ROYALTY
CHOOSE GOD
COME HELL OR HIGH HEELS
DOES IT WITH PURPOSE
DOUBLE SHOT
ELIMINATE XCUSES
FILL A BUCKET
FLASH MOB
GENETICALLY GIFTED
GOD’S SECRET SERVICE AGENTS
HONESTY BURNS
HOOD READY
I CAN’T TALK RIGHT NOW!
LOVE THE SEA
MADE IN 1973 ALL ORIGINAL PARTS
MINI MOODS
NINJA MOM
OUT & PROUD
PASS * [removed from spreadsheet]
PORRIDGE
PRIMITIVE
RISING SUN
RODEO RAGS
SAN GAYCISCO
SNOW PIG
STRANDED
SUPERLIFE
SURF WYOMING
SURF YOGI
TALK NICE TO US
THE MAD DABBER
TREE SPIDER
TRUE FAITH
VEGAS PROBLEMS
WHAT ARE YOU PROUD OF?
WORK WORKS

 


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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