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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – July 4, 2023

We have 692 new trademarks in class 025 this week, and 336 cancellations. But oh, those cancellations! Quite a few X HAIR DON’T CARE in that list, which I’m sure will please many of you.

Note: These marks are now fully registered and active! These lists are compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes a list 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

ACES & EIGHTS – Ah, the classic “dead man’s hand.”
BE A LION!
BEAUTIFULIOUS [Supplemental]
BENT BUT NOT BROKEN – Story of my life. (Clutches old lady aching back)
BOARDING PARTY
CHAMPAGNE IS BASICALLY SPARKLING WATER [Supplemental]
COFFEE AND A GOOD VIBE – This was the tipping point. I’ve created a “vibes” section of the spreadsheet. It’s 36 items long.
CYBER RODEO
DESCENDANT OF THIEVES
DINK OR DIE – Maybe I should eventually create a pickleball section on the spreadsheet.
DIVERSITY FIRST
DO EPIC SHIT – Goes right below “do awesome shit” on the spreadsheet.
ETERNAL DREAM
FOOD FIGHTER – Led by Dave Gruel. (Sorry, couldn’t help making a dad joke.)
FUSE
FUTURE RETRO – This makes no sense, and yet it strikes a chord with me.
GENUINE HUMAN
GOD SAID STOP – But many of his followers decided to keep going.
HAVING A DAY
HEDGE
HUMAN JUKEBOX
KNOTTY LIFE
LIVE KNOTTY – Same owner, same specimen. See it below!
MOMS FOR AMERICA – I always mix this up with those Moms for Liberty assholes.
MY 1ST ST. PATRICK’S DAY – Another ornamental mark from our friends at Forever Passion Dream, Inc.
QUEEN ANGEL
RAINS – I bless them. Down in Africa.
RESCUED & REDEEMED
ROOTS OF KNOWLEDGE
SALTY ENDS – Feels like either a hair thing, or a barbecue thing.
SEMI PRO
SHUT THE HATE UP
SNOW BEAST
SPOILED UNIVERSITY
SPORTSBALL – Hmm, this would make a great font name! 😆
STARS & ROCKETS – Perfect timing, getting registered on Independence Day USA!
START GIVING
STAY HYPED!
STRICTLY WILD
VIBE ALCHEMIST – They turn lead vibes into gold vibes.
VIVA LA TRADICION
VIVA LA VIDA – Owned by the Frida Kahlo Corporation, not Coldplay.

And here’s an image trademark that feels like a thousand designers have a variation on:
[image] TAKE ME TO THE TREES

Drawing for the registered trademark TAKE ME TO THE TREES.

 


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!)

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BABY ARABIC – There are more than these…
BABY CHINESE – They’ve been trickling out over the past couple of weeks.
BABY ENGLISH – So if there’s a language not included here…
BABY FINNISH – There may still be a cancellation.
BABY FRENCH
BABY ITALIAN
BABY JAPANESE
BABY KOREAN
BABY LATIN
BABY SWEDISH
BALL UP
BE THE ONE TO SAVE A LIFE
BEACH HAIR DON’T CARE [removed from spreadsheet]
BLACK ICE
BOLD LOVE
DEDICATION TO MEDICATION
FEAR EVERYTHING
FIT FOR ANYTHING
FLUENT BABY
FRESH PARADISE
GIRLS GOT GRIT
HEATWAVE
HONOR THE TEAM
I GOT 99 PROBLEMS BUT A FISH AIN’T ONE
ICED TEE
LAKE HAIR DON’T CARE [removed from spreadsheet]
LESS IS LESS
LET’S BE FRANK
LOVE WITH CONFIDENCE
MOUNTAIN PIRATES
NAUGHTY BOY
NO SALVATION. PACK YOUR SUNSCREEN, HELL IS HOT.
OCEAN RAISED
OF THE MOMENT
ON THE GRIND
OPPA
OVER 40 ROCKS!
PRAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
PROTECT WHAT YOU LOVE
RED WHITE & BREW [removed from spreadsheet]
RIVER HAIR DON’T CARE [removed from spreadsheet]
RULE THE POOL
RUNE
SMOG
SWEET SAVAGE
THE PEOPLE VS
VRY WRM

 


PART 1-B: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

Here’s the specimen used for both LIVE KNOTTY and KNOTTY LIFE. It’s … not great for either. Besides the fact that one looks like “Kootty Loife” and the other has additional text beyond the claimed mark, they both just look like they’re going to be ornamental on a shirt. Not that they’re actually shown on a shirt, mind you.

Specimen for the two KNOTTY registered trademarks.

 


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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