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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – January 24, 2023

We had 701 newly registered marks in class 025 this week, and 311 old marks were cancelled. As usual, the marks range from awful to awesome!

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

ABOVE TOUGH
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL – Same owner as the same mark that was cancelled in March 2022.
ARCTIC ICE – Sounds like a sports drink. Probably colored light blue.
BADASS OLD GUYS
BIG EMPATHY ENERGY – Lacks the impact of Big Dick Energy.
BITCH I’M IN THERAPY
CHILL GUY – Ornamental faked mockup specimen, *sigh*.
DO IT FOR MY TEAM – This “Doing It For LLC” company has over a dozen of these marks now.
DO IT FOR THE FUTURE
EDGE OF HEAVEN – Not related to the Wham! song, the movie, or the TV show.
ELVES PRINCESS
FANCY BABY – I’m picturing a baby in a top hat and monocle.
FURRY TRASH – Weird mark, bonus points for a creepy specimen.
GLUE GUY – Same owner (“Friday Beers LLC”) as CHILL GUY. Another TM troll to watch for!
GOT SHROOMS? – Sometimes I curse the Got Milk campaign for what it started.
I AM A DIAMOND
IDAHO CHEER
ISLAND FEVER – Ever since I got a lung condition called Valley Fever, I can’t really see [location] Fever as a good thing.
LUV Y’ALL
NONCONFORMING FREE THINKING BLACK GIRL
NONCONFORMING FREE THINKING BLACK WOMAN
NOOKIE – Australian owner. Is this not slang for sex in AUS?
NOT AFRAID TO LOSE – Sure, they say that now. But wait until they start losing.
ONE OF THEM ONES
POINT ZERO
RIDE IT
RUN A LAP – This phrase makes me feel like I’m in school gym class.
SEXY MIND
START CLIMBING – Also school gym class. I never did climb to the top of the ropes.
STILL ALIVE – Dang, now I want to play Portal again. One of the best closing credits songs ever.
SUPER SIMPLE
THAT’S SO ST. LOUIS – A huge arch down on the waterfront? Ha! That’s so St. Louis.
THC ONLY BRO

 


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

NO BOUNDARIES

 


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!)

ADULT PUBERTY
ANTI-AVERAGE
BE SPIRITUAL
BLACK EYE
BLESSED BEGINNINGS
BODY AFTER BABY
BOOTS ON THE GROUND
BORN ATHLETE
BRIGADE
CLEVELAND BRED
COLORFUL
CROWN ME KING
CURFEW
DISRUPTOR – Partial. Class 025 cancelled; classes 009, 035, & 041 remain active.
FINISH LIKE A PRO
I AM NOT A VIRGIN
ISLAND CONTESSA
KUSH KINGDOM
LIFE IS A RIDE…..GO FAST!! * [removed from spreadsheet]
LIFE IS A WORKOUT
LIFE’S A HAPPY HOUR
LIL BUGGERS
LIVE DREAM BE
LIVE LIFE 7 DAYS A WEEK. ONE DAY AT A TIME.
LOVE IS LIFE * [removed from spreadsheet]
MAD SCIENCE
MUSIC = LIFE
MUSKIE LIFE
NERVES OF STEEL
NON CONFORMIST
ONCE A BULL, ALWAYS A BULL
ONCE A HORSE LOVER, ALWAYS A HORSE LOVER
RESPECT. IT’S EARNED.
ROLL THE BONES
SELFPRENEUR
SOUL ROCKER
SOUTHERN LEGENDS
STREET PASTOR – Partial: Classes 009, 018, 021, 025, 028 cancelled; classes 016 & 045 still active.
SUPER HICK HOT CHICK
THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND YOU
UNFRIEND ME WHO CARES
WEIGHT
WORK LIKE A CAPTAIN DRINK LIKE A PIRATE

 


PART 1-B: FASCINATING SPECIMENS

Here’s one of the specimens for FURRY TRASH; I’m unsettled by the pink critter being in a weird dimly-lit apartment kitchen. (I have nothing against furries; I just can’t imagine how hot and sweaty it would be as a lifestyle.)

One of the specimens for FURRY TRASH. It's a person in a pink furry animal costume wearing a FURRY TRASH shirt, standing in an apartment kitchen.

 


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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