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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – January 11, 2022

Whoops, totally wrote “2021” in the title, but fixed it before I posted. And I fixed last week’s image, which also had “2021” in it. Classic Jorts!

Once again we have fewer than 800 new marks this week, down from the usual 1000+, which is great! Hopefully this means the USPTO is cracking down on the more frivolous, ornamental ones. And also once again, we have more cancelled marks than new ones, with over 950 getting the axe! I’ve put 98 of those removals on this curated list, and now I’m ready for a nap.

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS – Yes, owned by Mike Score, founder of the ’80s band!
ALL BROTHERS ON DECK
BATTLE APPROVED
BEAVER HUT – Not gonna lie, I hoped this would be naughtier.
BRAVE MONKEY – I’m sensing an animal theme this week.
COVID WAS A COME-UP – I think this is the first COVID mark I’ve seen! Shows how long the process takes.
CROWNED BY GRACE
DIE CRY HATE
DOING IT FOR DAD
DOPE KID VIBES
FAMILLY – Note the two letters L. Owned by University of Illinois.
FIND YOUR LAUGH [Supplemental]
FORCED SMILE
FRIENDLY UNICORN – Another animal, definitely this week’s theme!
GLAM GOTH LIFE
GOLF OVER ALL THINGS
GOOD SHEPHERD
GOPHERS – And another animal! This is a University of Minnesota mascot.
GUILD PARTY
HABIT – Though “habits” are not among the list of clothing items.
HALF SAINT
HALF ZEN – Different owners, similar HALF-based ideas!
HAPPY MANGO – What’s this mango got to be happy about? It’s going to be eaten!
HOODVIBES
HUMMINGBIRDS ARE TINY UFOS
I’M BORED IN THE HOUSE – I’m feeling this one. Masks and vax, people!
JAMBEAU – An athleisure wear brand named after leg armor??
KEEP YOUR ASS HOME – Because I’m bored in the house!
KRAMPY THE KRAMPUS – One of the best parts of Christmas.
LEAVING TRACKS
LEVEL
LIL SNOW SHREDDER [Supplemental]
LIVELIHOOD
LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE. LOVE LIFE. LOVE YOURSELF.
LOVE X HATE
MAD TASTY
MAKE FUN HAPPEN – [Mean Girls voice] Stop trying to make fun happen!
MOMMYING WHILE BLACK
NOT SELFISH, JUST SELF FIRST
OWNHERSHIP – Note the extra H in this, to make a “HER” in the middle.
PITCHING NINJA
PLANTS ONLY
PROUD TO BE A LOCAL
REDNECK BLING
RIDE RUDE
ROTTEN MANGO – Not so happy anymore, are you, Mango?!
SAVE THE MERMAIDS
SCRAMBLED EGGS – But there doesn’t appear to be a matching “tossed salads” mark.
SEA LEGS
SHRED TIL BED
SOCAL LOCAL – At first I read this as “social local.”
STALEMATES
STILL ATTACHED
STOLEN GIRLFRIENDS CLUB – But is it a club for the girlfriends themselves?
STRIFE
THE PERFECT HOODIE [Supplemental]
TRANSFUSION
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
WELL GROOMED MAN [Supplemental]
WILDCAT FOR LIFE
WOMEN BALL HARD TOO
ZERO FAITH
ZERO GLORY – Again, two totally different owners!

If you look through the weekly gazette yourself, you may have seen TEAM BRIDE on there. Don’t panic! This is a type 5 mark, meaning it isn’t just the phrase — it’s the phrase in a very specific layout, style, and font. In this case, it’s the two words stacked on top of each other, in Times New Roman (or any confusingly similar serif font), exactly as shown in the image below.  (And if you’d like to learn more about the 6 types of mark drawing codes, I have a blog post for that!)

Team Bride, a type 5 registered trademark


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!)

We have some folks who own a bunch of ornamental phrases on the cancellation list this week! I’ve marked Neat Print Inc. with an asterisk (*), Linda Landry with a carat (^), and BigBoyMusic with a dagger (†) to note those former owners.

ALWAYS A STUDENT
AMERICAN DREAM
AWESOME BOYFRIEND *
BE INSPIRED
BE THE BOARD
BEACHY WOMAN
BEAST IN CLEATS – I’m picturing Roy Kent. #TedLasso
BETTER CHEMISTRY
BEYOND HUNTING
BOOK SNOB
CHEER FORCE
CHRIST OVER ALL
CROTCHETY
CYCLE STRONG
DEEP LOVE
DO NOT DESTROY
DOCK STAR
DON’T SETTLE, BE GREAT
ETERNITY EVER AFTER
EVERY BLESSED DAY
EXERCISE IS MY ANTIDEPRESSANT
FAITH & LOYALTY
FAMILY PRIDE
FINE ASS BOYS
FINEST HOUR
GIRL LOVES CHRISTMAS *
GOD STRONG
GOOD VILLAIN
GOTTA HUSTLE FOR THAT MUSCLE
HAPPY IS THE NEW PRETTY
HAVE MERCY
HEAD STRONG
HEAVEN YES
HERO
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
HOME OF THE G SPOT
HOOT
HOT MESS! – Be aware, there are a few other HOT MESS marks in various classes.
HU$TLE
I CAN’T KEEP CALM IT’S MY BIRTHDAY *
I CAN’T KEEP CALM SANTA’S COMING ^
I FLEXED AND THE SLEEVES FELL OFF *
I LOVE MY BIG SISTER!!!
I’VE BEEN BAD…
IN US WE TRUST
INNER WORLD
JOHN DOE
JUST BLAZE
KEEP IT BADASS
LIFE OF A WIFE
LITTLE YOUNGSTER – As opposed to those gigantic youngsters…
LIVE MORE, GIVE MORE
LOVE MORE FEAR LESS
MERMAIDS ONLY
MERRY ELFIN’ CHRISTMAS
MURDER SQUAD
MY GIRL IS STRONGER THAN YOU *
MY LIFE MY STORY
NAKED SUSHI
NATIONAL ANTHEM
NECESSARY HUSTLE
NO “IFS” “ANDS” OR … – Yes, this was displayed over a photo of lots of butts.
NO DRAMA ZONE !
ON PURPOSE
ONLY THE BEST DADS GET PROMOTED ^
PROGRAMMER *
PUT ME IN COACH
QUACK LIFE
REAL MEN CHANGE DIAPERS *
REAL MEN LOVE CATS *
RESPECT THE SWEAT
SAVVY LIFE
SCREAM & SHOUT
SERENITY
SHOW SOME RESPECT
SPARKLE BABE
SPARKLE FOREVER
SPICY DAWG
SPLATTER
SPOILED AND ENTITLED
STAR ROCK
STATUS AMAZING
STUDENT UNION
TERRIBLE IDEA
THE HARDEST PART ABOUT A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE WILL BE PRETENDING I’M NOT EXCITED *
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
THIS LADY IS GOING TO BE A GRANDMA *
TOURIST MAFIA
TRAIN PAST THE PAIN
TRANSPLANTED
TURF LIFE
U.S. READING TEAM
UNCLE: LIKE A DAD ONLY COOLER ^
UP YOUR HEART
VINTAGE 1975
WEAR THE BLUE WITH PRIDE
WHAT’S GOOD
WITH GREAT BEARD COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY *

 


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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