Happy first trademarks of 2022! It’s another light week for new registrations, with a scant 600 or so to look through. But once again, we have nearly double that of cancelled marks — a whopping 1124 cancellations came up in today’s filter, which sets a personal record for the second week in a row!
I’m not sure if the USPTO is cleaning house, or if 2015 was just when we started to get a ton of ornamental phrases registered as trademarks, and those are all now coming up for their 6-year renewals. If the latter is the case, we’ll be seeing these larger lists of cancellations on the regular from now on.
PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS
AS STRONG AS THE WOMAN NEXT TO ME
BAND CAMPER – Covers only “flannel shirts.”
BEYOND THE STREETS
BFF BESTIES – Gotta love a trademark where the company is actively infringing copyrights galore.
BLACK GIRL MATHGIC – Presented as “Black Girl MATHgic” to make the “math” stand out.
BRIDE WIFE MOMMY LIFE – Is this an order of operations? Or several simultaneous states of being?
BUTTERSCOTCH – SERIOUSLY?
CHANGE THE WORLD [Supplemental]
CHOOSE TO FLY
CLARK GRISWOLD – But you weren’t using that character name anyway, right? RIGHT?
FANCY LADY COWGIRL – But how can a fancy lady also be a girl? #WomenAreNotGirls
FEED LIKE A BOSS
FIND YOUR STRIDE IN LIFE
FRIENDS RESCUE FRIENDS
GOD WITH HER
GRILL LIFE – Oh boy, I bet a lot of you have this phrase for summer designs…
HAND EFFIN MADE
HIKE LIFE – Oh no, is “X LIFE” going to be the theme for the week??
HOLA BEACHES -Covers: Headwear, namely, hats, baseball caps
HUMAN NATION – As opposed to the Inhuman nation, led by Black Bolt.
JUST LET MY SOUL LIVE
LIFE ON FIRE – I think we’ve all felt like this sometimes.
LONER – Goods list has only one thing: “customized clothing.”
MIRROR CHECKING IS A MUST – Unless you DGAF about what others think of your appearance!
MUTHA FUCKIN FEMALE IN CHARGE – “Female” … today’s list is hitting all of my cringe buttons.
MY DOG MISSES ME
NOT HERE TO LOOK GOOD FOR YOU – Ergo, mirror checking NOT required!
OUT OF SEASON
PROTEST AND VOTE – And form a union while you’re at it!
QUALITY NEVER LOOKED BETTER
SLAY ALL DAY FLY ALL NIGHT
SUPPORT YOUR FRIENDS
THATS SO FETCH – Stop trying to make “fetch” happen! (Also, use apostrophes!)
THIS LIFE AIN’T FOR EVERYBODY
UNITED WE CAN’T LOSE
UNLEASHED AND UNAFRAID
WE’RE NOT KIDS ANYMORE – The rallying cry of nearly-40 Millennials everywhere.
WHAT’S YOUR SOUL PURPOSE?
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!)
ALPHABET SOUP – I doubt you’ll this on a shirt; half of this list is things that amuse me.
ANYTHING BUT BASIC
BANNED FOR LIFE
BE SO AWESOME PEOPLE THINK YOU’RE A MYTH – YASSS charitable cryptids!
BE THE INSPIRATION
BEFRIEND YOUR LIFE
BIGGER THAN THE GAME
CHRIS – And millions of people rejoiced, for they could use their own name again.
COOLER THAN YOU
DEFEAT THE ODDS
DOGE – Many cancellation. Much wow.
DON’T SWEAT THE SWEAT
FAT DOXIE – I feel like they meant “doxy” as in dachshund. Not “doxie” as in prostitute/mistress.
FLORIDA BOYS – In all fairness, I don’t like calling grown men “boys” just as much as I don’t like calling grown women “girls.”
FOLLOW YOUR FIRE
GOD GROWS WEED – Now that’s a combination of themes I didn’t expect!
GOOD GIRL BAD CHICK
HOT SOUP – [Looks back at start of list] Ah, but is it hot alphabet soup?
I LOVE RAINY DAYS
I WILL WHAT I WANT
JERK MAGNET – Been there, done that!
JESUS LOVES YOU – Can’t believe I didn’t have this on the spreadsheet.
LIFE WITH GOD
LIVING THE HIGH LIFE
MOMBIE – Sadly, the other MOMBIE registration with a different owner covering “tops” is still active. 🙁
MOTHER NATURE RULES
MR GOOD LOOKING
ODD BY CHOICE
ONE SMART CHICK
PLAY HARD PRAY HARDER
PROTECT YOUR MAGIC
RED DIRT LIFE
RESPECT THE GIRL
SEIZE YOUR GLORY
SHARKK – Even deadlier with the second K.
SOFTBALL CHICS – I guess Sharkk stole that other K from Chicks?
STRONG IS THE NEW SEXY
STRONGER THAN MY EXCUSES
SWEET HOME ALABAMA – Also can’t believe I didn’t have this on the spreadsheet!
THE SECRET SOCIETY OF EX MERMAIDS
WE ARE LIONS
WHY STOP NOW
WORK OUT OR DIE YOUNG
YIDDISH MAMMA – So is it mamma, momma, or mama? I see all three.
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!