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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – July 25, 2023

We had a total of 618 newly registered trademarks in class 025 this week, and 368 marks were cancelled. But I think in the curated lists below, there are more cancellations than newbies, which is always a victory!

Note: These marks are now fully registered and active! These lists are compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes lists of the newest registered marks every week. (Some of these are legitimate brand names! I’ve included them on this list because those brand names are also words or phrases that may be used on the goods in question by crafters and makers.)

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

ANY GIVEN SUNDAY – Surprise, an absolutely terrible specimen right off the bat!
BE A LEADER. BE A LEARNER. BE KIND.
BEWITCHING HIPPIE
COFFEE FOR SELF-CARE – Or tea, if you aren’t one of those coffee-loving types.
CORN HAPPENS!
DIE ALONE – Don’t we all die alone?
DON’T GET BOOKED – I’m guessing they mean this in a jail sense.
DOPING – Some of the goods are bicycling clothes, which seems … scandalous.
DREAMS DON’T SLEEP – I get what they’re going for, but … this is scientifically weird.
EDDIE – Sorry, guys named Eddie. Iron Maiden Holdings owns you now!
FEED THE STREETS
FOLLOW THE MONEY – and see where it goes. (It must be nice, it must be nice!)
FOREVER GREEK
FULL REVOLT
GOD IS MY DRIP. – As a certified Old Person™, I still have trouble thinking of “drip” as a positive thing.
GUTTER
HAPPIER ME!
HOT PINK SUMMER – Impressive Barbie movie timing on this China-owned mark. The website shown in the specimens, where they’re selling plain white socks, is of course now dead.
IMPERFECT SAINT
INDUSTRY STANDARD
JUST KEEP SWIMMING – Owned by an individual in the USA, not by Disney. Specimen below!
LIFE IS MY PET PEEVE – That’s kind of grim.
MAMA’S SUNSHINE
MYSTERIES
NERDY DERDY
NOW I KNOW EVERYTHING – I’m all, “This is an acronym for NIKE,” but they don’t appear to be trying to sponge off of Nike!
ORDINARY GENIUS
PART-TIME WARLORD
PNWLIFE – As a native of the Pacific Northwest (PNW), this one is personal.
PURE BOMB
RAISING GENTLEMEN – But hopefully not fedora-wearing “m’lady”-style gentlemen!
RISING PHOENIX
SASSY BAE
SELF HATE SURVIVOR – Good for them!
SEXY LOVE
SINCERELY AN INTROVERT – Seems like a weird way to sign off a letter.
SLAP IT, EAT IT, LOVE IT – The “it” is your food. Associated with Slap Ya Mama, a cajun seasoning mix.
SOLAR ECLIPSE – The next total solar eclipse in the USA will be on April 8, 2024. (We won’t get a total in Europe until 2026.)
STUDBEAST
TANLINES – Goods: pretty much any kind of swimwear you can imagine.
THAT GOOD OLE JESUS
TWENTY SIXTEEN
UNLEASH THE G – The “G” appears to be … an angry gorilla wearing a crown?
WARSHIP
WOO-AH! – It’s a K-pop group, but this sounds super close to the US Army shout.
WORK LOUDER – Feels like the new “quiet quitting.” Work loud, so they think you’re doing more work than you actually are!
YES TO FUN

 


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

TOTAL FRAT MOVE

 


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!)

A WISH COME TRUE
ALASKAN TROPHY WIFE
ALL I WANT TO DO IS MAKEUP & DANCE
AMOR VINCIT TIMOREM – Latin: “love conquers fear”
ATTACK YOUR PASSION
BRIDE’S MAID * [removed from spreadsheet]
BRING THE MAGIC
DESTROY YOUR COMPETITION
DIVA MODE
EGOLESS
FOG FEAR OF GOD
FREE SWING
GETOFFMÉ
GOOSE AGGRESSIVE
GRIND MODE
GURL
HAPPY DREAMERS
HEAVILY MEDITATED
HUBBA HUBBA
I AM THE REASON
INDICATOR
IT’S ABOUT RELATIONSHIP NOT RELIGION
JUST BUDS
KARMAGEDDON
KETCHUP BOTTLE RED
KINDNESS IS THE NEW LITTLE BLACK DRESS
LI’L MISS MAKEUP
LIFE’S GREAT
LONG LIVE PASSION
LOYAL TO THE LAND
MAGIC BEAUTY
MAGIC COLOR
MARS IS OURS
MUSTARD BOTTLE YELLOW
OFFICIAL FAN OF THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
ONE DOWN FIVE UP
PLACE MONEY HERE
POURS WELL WITH OTHERS
REALITY TV
SAILING USE ONLY
SALTY BALLZ
SEX POSITIVE
SHADY MCGRADY
SINGLE MAMA WITH NO DRAMA
SMASH
SOCCER IS LIFE
SOLDIER USE ONLY
SOUTHERN USE ONLY
STORM USE ONLY
SUPER JESUS AND MIGHTY MOSES
SWAMP USE ONLY
TAKE ME TO CHURCH
TEXAN BY NATURE
TRANSCEND DAILY
TRY NOT TO SUCK
UNAPOLOGETICALLY SOUTHERN
UNGETTABLE GIRL
WATCH THE BALL
WE STAND WITH GOD
WEATHERMAN
YACHT USE ONLY
YOGA BUZZ
YOGA USE ONLY

HUSTLERS MINDNSET – This one is not totally dead; its registration was cancelled because it was accidentally issued. The application has gone back into “Under Examination” status for further review.

 


PART 2-B: APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ABANDONED

IT’S A GOOD DAY TO HAVE A GOOD DAY. – I was watching this application, and got a ping today that they didn’t file some paperwork in time. Dead!

 


PART 3: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

Here’s the specimen for ANY GIVEN SUNDAY. Ornamentally used as an iron-on, on the front of a shirt. Contains other text beyond the mark. And has what are probably patented or trademarked game controller shapes (Xbox and PS).

Specimen for the mark ANY GIVEN SUNDAY

 

Next up, HAPPIER ME! has an iron-on logo on a gigantic patch that’s been unevenly placed in the collar. Now that’s branding!

 

 

And how about JUST KEEP SWIMMING, shown ornamentally on a trucker hat!

 

But the worst that I saw this week (though there may be even worse that I didn’t look at) was NOW I KNOW EVERYTHING, which is in tiny ornamental text on the chest and sleeve of a shirt, with the actual brand label in the shirt covered over by tape. Howwwwwww does the USPTO allow these?  Ugh.

 


[sic] = The mark contains a spelling, spacing, grammar, or punctuation error. The error is left as-is.
[removed from spreadsheet] = The cancelled mark had been on my spreadsheet, and has now been removed.

 


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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