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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – January 3, 2023

Happy 2023! Let’s start this new year right by snarking on some newly registered trademarks. There were 712 newbies this week in class 025, and 330 cancelled marks.

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

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ALWAYS SOBER – That doesn’t mean you need boring design! Times New Roman, ugh.
BIG FISH GUY – Was hoping for a fish-man illustration.
BLACK GODS MATTER
CLASSY MISSY – Why yes, I am. Nice of you to notice.
COAST
COOKIES [Goods: footwear, flip-flops]
DOGS BEER COFFEE – But not, like, all in the same cup, right?
DRUNK LAUNDRY – Sounds like a fun yet challenging sport!
EXCUSES NONE – This doesn’t make sense to me, whether “excuses” is a noun or a verb.
EXTEND THE CHILL
FEAR THE WOLVES
FIND YOUR NORTH – I bet it’s the same as everyone else’s north?
FOREVER FOODIE
FORUM
FREAKY GIRL – That’s it, I’m making a section of “girl” marks where it’s clearly referring to a grown woman.
FRIENDS NOT FOREVER
FUEGO [Goods: Shoes; Sneakers; Dance Shoes; Dance Sneakers]
GLAM-AHOLIC
GO FLOCK YOURSELF – A terrible specimen tag, attached with a safety pin.
HANDSOME MAN CLUB
HAPPY TRASH DAY! – Registered for baby bodysuits??
HBCU’S ARE DOPE – This is known as “the greengrocer’s apostrophe.”
IF IT’S NOT FUN, I’M DONE. – Great attitude unless you need a job.
INACTIVEWEAR – OK, I wish I’d thought of this one.
LIL’ BUSINESS OWNER – Ooh, is this week’s theme going to be “misplaced apostrophes”?
LIVE IN THE MOMENT
LOVE ACTUALLYNot owned by the filmmakers.
LOVE LIVING ON VACATION EVERYDAY – Nice work if you can swing it!
MELANIN OP
MOOSE & SQUIRREL – Appears to be someone other than the Rocky & Bullwinkle folks.
MOUNTAINBOUND
NIDHOGG – A Norse god owned by a Chinese trading company. What a world!
NO PANIC ZONE
RECEPTION
SAND.SALT.SURF.SUN. – The four horsemen of the dry and chafed skin apocalypse!
SOCIAL HANGOVER
SPIRITED AWAY – This one is owned by the filmmakers.
STARTER
SUNSHINE WARRIOR – But do they also fight for sand, salt, and surf?
TAKE THE CAR – I’d rather not, but the USA is too car-centric to be without one!
THANK GOD I’M FANCY – In addition to being a classy Missy!
THE STRENGTH OF MY SCARS
THERE ARE SMALL SHIPS AND THERE ARE BIG SHOPS BUT THE BEST SHIPS OF ALL ARE FRIENDSHIPS – Quite a mouthful for a brand. It’s almost as if … it isn’t actually a brand.
THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE IN US. GOD DID.
TRUST YOUR RUBBER – It’s about shoes and tires, not condoms. What a shame.
TUNNEL LIFE – I will never forgive Salt Life for starting this “X LIFE” trend.
VALOROUS
WAKES & WAVES
YOU ONLY LOSE WHEN YOU QUIT – Or, y’know, when you lose. Goes right next to YOU WIN BY WINNING on the spreadsheet, which seems like a nice pairing of meaningless pap.

 


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!)

AND SO, YOU CALL YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN
AUTONOMY
BE HEADED FOR VICTORY
BE ZEN
BIBLE SUPERHEROES
BILLIONAIRE CHICS
BLANK THIS
BOMBSHELL BEHAVIOR
CANYON TRAIL
DIRECTION
ENERGIZE YOUR GAME
FIGHT YOUR FIGHT
HAM ON EVERYTHING
ILL SOCIETY
KID COWBOY
LIFE. YOU WEAR IT WELL.
LIFETIME MEMBER
LIQUID LIFESTYLE
MAKE MY DAY
PADDLE PIRATE
PITCHER MOM
POCO LOCO
SAIL MORE
SMUGGLE
SOUL EATER
SUAVE
TOMORROW
TONES
TOUCH KNUCKLES
UNAPOLOGETICALLY STRONG

 


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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