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
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]
FRIENDLY UNICORN – Another animal, definitely this week’s theme!
GLAM GOTH LIFE
GOLF OVER ALL THINGS
GOPHERS – And another animal! This is a University of Minnesota mascot.
HABIT – Though “habits” are not among the list of clothing items.
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!
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.
LIL SNOW SHREDDER [Supplemental]
LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE. LOVE LIFE. LOVE YOURSELF.
LOVE X HATE
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.
PROUD TO BE A LOCAL
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.
SHRED TIL BED
SOCAL LOCAL – At first I read this as “social local.”
STOLEN GIRLFRIENDS CLUB – But is it a club for the girlfriends themselves?
THE PERFECT HOODIE [Supplemental]
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
WELL GROOMED MAN [Supplemental]
WILDCAT FOR LIFE
WOMEN BALL HARD TOO
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!)
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
AWESOME BOYFRIEND *
BE THE BOARD
BEAST IN CLEATS – I’m picturing Roy Kent. #TedLasso
CHRIST OVER ALL
DO NOT DESTROY
DON’T SETTLE, BE GREAT
ETERNITY EVER AFTER
EVERY BLESSED DAY
EXERCISE IS MY ANTIDEPRESSANT
FAITH & LOYALTY
FINE ASS BOYS
GIRL LOVES CHRISTMAS *
GOTTA HUSTLE FOR THAT MUSCLE
HAPPY IS THE NEW PRETTY
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
HOME OF THE G SPOT
HOT MESS! – Be aware, there are a few other HOT MESS marks in various classes.
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
KEEP IT BADASS
LIFE OF A WIFE
LITTLE YOUNGSTER – As opposed to those gigantic youngsters…
LIVE MORE, GIVE MORE
LOVE MORE FEAR LESS
MERRY ELFIN’ CHRISTMAS
MY GIRL IS STRONGER THAN YOU *
MY LIFE MY STORY
NO “IFS” “ANDS” OR … – Yes, this was displayed over a photo of lots of butts.
NO DRAMA ZONE !
ONLY THE BEST DADS GET PROMOTED ^
PUT ME IN COACH †
REAL MEN CHANGE DIAPERS *
REAL MEN LOVE CATS *
RESPECT THE SWEAT
SCREAM & SHOUT
SHOW SOME RESPECT
SPOILED AND ENTITLED
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 *
TRAIN PAST THE PAIN
U.S. READING TEAM
UNCLE: LIKE A DAD ONLY COOLER ^
UP YOUR HEART
WEAR THE BLUE WITH PRIDE
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!