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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – January 4, 2022

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 MOTIVATION
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?
BUTTERSCOTCHSERIOUSLY?
CHANGE THE WORLD [Supplemental]
CHOOSE TO FLY
CLARK GRISWOLD – But you weren’t using that character name anyway, right? RIGHT?
CONTENDER
DEMON HUNTER
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.
ISLAND FANATIC
JUST LET MY SOUL LIVE
JUSTGETRICH
LIFE ON FIRE – I think we’ve all felt like this sometimes.
LIVE FABULOUSLY
LIVELY VIBES
LOCAL CITIZEN
LONER – Goods list has only one thing: “customized clothing.”
MIGHTY VALIANT
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
NOMNIVORE
NONGIRLY
NOT HERE TO LOOK GOOD FOR YOU – Ergo, mirror checking NOT required!
OBSESSED.
OUT OF SEASON
PARTY CRASHER
PROTEST AND VOTE – And form a union while you’re at it!
QUALITY NEVER LOOKED BETTER
SC LIFE
SLAY ALL DAY FLY ALL NIGHT
SO MOODY
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 ROYAL
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.
CLOCKED OUT
COOLER THAN YOU
DADDY ISSUES
DADDY UP!
DANGEROUSLY SWEET
DEFEAT THE ODDS
DELTA FORCE
DISCOVERING
DOGE – Many cancellation. Much wow.
DON’T SWEAT THE SWEAT
DUCK NATION
EAT BEER
FARM BRED
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
FOUL LINE
GOD GROWS WEED – Now that’s a combination of themes I didn’t expect!
GONE HAUNTING
GOOD GIRL BAD CHICK
HIGHLY EVOLVED
HORSE LIFE
HOT SOUP – [Looks back at start of list] Ah, but is it hot alphabet soup?
I LOVE RAINY DAYS
I WILL WHAT I WANT
ILL
JERK MAGNET – Been there, done that!
JESUS LOVES YOU – Can’t believe I didn’t have this on the spreadsheet.
LEGDAY
LIFE WITH GOD
LIL BEAST
LIVING THE HIGH LIFE
LODGE LIFE
MALIBU LIFE
MOMBIE – Sadly, the other MOMBIE registration with a different owner covering “tops” is still active. 🙁
MOTHER NATURE RULES
MR GOOD LOOKING
MUTTMUM
NO MULLIGANS
NOUS DEFIONS
ODD BY CHOICE
ONE SMART CHICK
OWL NATION
PHD
PIPER
PLAY HARD PRAY HARDER
PORTO
PROTECT YOUR MAGIC
PURE HAPPINESS
RED DIRT LIFE
RESPECT THE GIRL
SEIZE YOUR GLORY
SERIOUS WEAPON
SEW GIFTED
SHARKK – Even deadlier with the second K.
SLOW RIDE
SOFTBALL CHICS – I guess Sharkk stole that other K from Chicks?
SPIKE
STRONG IS THE NEW SEXY
STRONGER THAN MY EXCUSES
SUP DOG
SWEET HOME ALABAMA – Also can’t believe I didn’t have this on the spreadsheet!
THE SECRET SOCIETY OF EX MERMAIDS
THIS WEEK
TROPHY BITCH
TRUE ALOHA
UGLY ME
UNBUZZED
VALENTINE VALENTINE
VOLLEYBALL CHICS
WE ARE LIONS
WEAR LUCK
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!

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