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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – June 21, 2022

Those magnificent bastards at Ohio State University finally did it … they registered THE. That’s right, just the three-letter word, all by itself. Along with 800 or so new marks and 500 or so cancelled marks, THE week was a busy one. (I erased the actual numbers by accident, and after putting these lists together, I have no urge to go back in and dig up the exact figures.)

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

ANOTHER DAY WITH YOU
ASK MY ACCOUNTANT – My fingers typed “accountaint” THREE TIMES.
BABY TREASURES
BAD & SAVED
BASEBALL CENTRAL
BE SMARTER THAN A VIRUS – Don’t get all up the face of everyone you meet.
BE URBAN. LIVE NATURAL.
BEACH AND SUMMERS
BEYOND IMPORTANT
BODYLICIOUS – Like bootylicious, but for the whole body!
CAMP HORROR
CAN’T COLONIZE THE VIBE
COMING TOGETHER, COMING APART
CREEPY TIKI
CUTE CAMEL
DIVERSITYFIRST
EMBRACE THE LIFESTYLE – This could apply to pretty much anything.
EVERYBODY’S WEIRD – This could likewise apply to pretty much everybody.
FOOTBALL CENTRAL
FOREST PRINCE
FOREST QUEEN
FOXIES
FUC$ THE 1% – I get why they used the dollar sign, but it’s a terrible K replacement. I read this as “FUCS”.
FUN GANG
GOLD – I … what? How did this go through? 🤮
GROWN ASS MAN – Not sure wearing this on a shirt gives the message you were hoping, champ. 🙄
HAPPY MEMORY
HELL RIGHT [Supplemental]
HOOPS CENTRAL
HUMAN HEART
I AM___! [Supplemental] – Another member of the Terrible Ornamental Specimens Club.
IDC, I’M ME
ILLEGALLY OWNED
JUST WEED
KARMA’S REVENGE – Isn’t karma already a kind of revenge?
LIFE UNHOOKED
LUCHA LUCHA LUCHA
MARRY AN ANGEL
NATURALLY NUDE – Owned by the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, of course!
OCTOPIE
OUTSYDE
PLAYER2
PREACH – Registered in Germany first, then registered in the USA.
PRODIGAL SON
RECREATIONAL LIFE – Right below REC LIFE on the spreadsheet.
REGULAR BLACK GIRLS
SELF LOVE CLUB
SMALL TOWNER
SOCCER CENTRAL
SPIRITUAL GANGSTA
TEACHING THE WORLD TO LOVE
THAT’S WHAT BOYS DO… This and the next three all have the same owner…
THAT’S WHAT GIRLS DO…
THAT’S WHAT MOMS DO…
THAT’S WHAT WE DO…
THE – Pretty specific to collegiate athletics, but STILL. They did it!
– You can, of course, still use the word “the” in longer phrases. This just covers THE by itself on collegiate sports merchandise. Which you weren’t making anyway, right?
THE BEST PART OF HOCKEY
THE HUSTLE CONTINUES – Hustling and grinding are not the brags some folks think they are. 😬
THE WAR ON CARS
TWO THINGS WE DON’T CHASE COWBOYS & TEQUILA* – Asterisk is part of the mark.
WE BUY BLACK
WHAT THE – Aww, this is one of my favorite non-swear exclamations.
WOMEN ARE GOLD – Though women can’t wear a shirt that just reads GOLD, because ↑.

 


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

BEETLE

 


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!)

08
30
2740
AVERAGE IS FAILURE
BEING HUMAN
BIG DATA
BIKE RELIGION
BIKINI ISLAND
BLACKSTRAP
CATCH LIFE
CELERY SEED* [removed from spreadsheet]
CHAIN GANG
CHRIST CULTURE
CLEAN SLATE LIVING
COMMANDER LIFE
DETOUR
DON’T WORRY STAY HEALTHY
EAT FAT GET PHAT
FLOUR SUCKS
GALACTIC
GIG
GIRLS DO IT BETTER
GRANDMA WITH SWAG
HABOOBIES
HETEROPHOBIA
HITTIN’ BOTTOM
I AM BUILT GOD TOUGH
I SAY YOU SAY
IF ONLY
IT’S THE PERFECT TIME TO BE YOU
LAVISH SOCIETY
LET’S PUT US BACK IN USA
LIPSTICK & CAMOUFLAGE
MAKE LATER NOW
MOMS HAVE MUSCLES TOO
NO SHAVE NOVEMBER
NO WATER NO CHAI
OURS
POLE LIFE
REAL WOMEN
SALTWATERSTRONG
SALTY STYLES
SASQUATCH* [removed from spreadsheet]
SECRETS OF THE BEARD* [removed from spreadsheet]
SHARK BAIT
STAY HUNGRY STAY HUMBLE
STOP ACTING FAT
STRESS KILLER
SUCCESS NEVER RESTS
SUCCESSFUL STONER
TEAM MAJESTIC
THE LITTLE CAPTAIN
THE WORLD’S GREATEST UNCLE
THIS IS WHAT A VETERAN LOOKS LIKE
TRULY FLAWLESS
UNDERACHIEVERS
UNIVERSAL GENIUS
WE AIN’T REGULAR
WE WANT WHAT YOU’VE GOT

 


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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