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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – June 27, 2023

Note: I’ve changed the formatting of the list this week; instead of all new marks being in bold, I’ve set them all regular, and only made bold the ones that I think are the really important ones. Let me know if you like this better. 627 new marks total in 025 this week, and 407 cancellations.

(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

100% THAT BITCH – Owned by Lizzo. She finally did it!
BABY GIRL – Oh yes, we’ll be looking at the specimen below.
BLUNT BLONDE
BOSS BITCH MAGIC – Feels like a bad mix of girlboss and witch.
CLARITY COMES FROM WITHIN
DO THE RUN THING
EAT THAT BREAD – Don’t mind if I do! CARB ME UP!
ENTER THE ZONE
GANGSTA GARDENER – Goes on the spreadsheet right above GARDEN GANGSTERS. Different owners.
GAY IS THE NEW STRAIGHT – As in, accepted worldwide as “normal” and the default setting? Sadly, doubtful.
HARDCORE LEGEND
HEART AND BRAIN – I knew the owner as soon as I saw the mark. Part of The Awkward Yeti comic!
I LOVE THIS GAME – What game? Maybe the specimen (below) will tell us!
I’M BLACK AND I’M BOTHERED
I’M NOT OLD. MY WRAPPER IS JUST WRINKLED – Right, yeah, that’s a brand. Definitely not just an ornamental slogan. [eyeroll]
LOOKIN’ LIKE A SNACK – Registered only for baseball caps. Purely ornamental specimen.
MAKE NOISE TODAY
MELANIN MAGIC
MERICA – A LOT of folks are going to need to take down listings. Perfect late June timing. [barf emoji]
MOMS RUN THIS TOWN
NO STRESS ZONE
OFFICIAL OLD FART – I wonder, what’s the age where it becomes official?
PICK IT UP
PRAY FOR BIRDIES – I’m sure this is golf-related, but my kind thoughts are with actual birds.
SALTY RANCHER – This sounds more like a potato chip than a person.
SHE RUNS THIS TOWN
SHE’S KING
SLICKEST
SOMEONE CALLS ME MOMMY
SUN AND SOIL
THE BOONDOCKS – The term “boondocks” meaning a remote rural area is from the Tagalog word bundók, which means “mountain.”
TINY LITTLE MONSTER
TOUGH
WILD DAISY
YOU PRAYED, NOW GRIND – You’d think that praying would save you some of the grind?

 


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

COLLEGE GAMEDAY

 


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!)

ALLEGEDLY AUTISTIC
AMERICA: BENT NOT BROKEN
AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM
ARKANSAS LIVIN’
BE LOUDER
BIG WANGS
BLAME THE DEALER
BUBBLE BEE BABY
DELTA TANGO
DIRT IS THE BEST SUNBLOCK
EASY, TIGER
ELIXIR
ENABLED
FADED HEART
FAITH AND FOCUS
FLANNEL MONSTER
GENTS
HOUSE OF BEASTS
I VOTED FOR THE OTHER GUY
KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN
LIFE BEFORE MONDAY
LMFAO
NEVER STOP.
ONE SMALL DAB FOR MAN, ONE GIANT SLAB FOR MANKIND
PRINCESS CAMP
SHORT FUSE
SPACETACULAR
STRONGER FASTER HARDER TO KILL
SUPER JESUS
THIS GUY LOVES HIS WIFE
TRAIL HARD
UKE LIFE
UNOFFICIAL
WHY WASTE TIME
WORLD’S OKAYEST
WRATH
YOU VS YOU

 


PART 1-B: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

Here’s a portion of one of the BABY GIRL specimens. They’re all pretty much the same: the text BABY GIRL (or in this case, BABYGIRL) shown in an ornamental way on the front of a shirt or hoodie, with the brand in the label area shown as “PopularGirl”. SO frustrating when these are approved.

Specimen for the registered trademark BABY GIRL.

 

Then there’s I LOVE THIS GAME.  Which game, you may ask?  Well, let’s take a look at the specimen!

Specimen for the registered trademark I LOVE THIS GAME.

… so … we may never know.  At least they fully attached the fake hangtag to the label of the shirt, instead of using a safety pin or just stuffing the label string up a sleeve. Small victories, I guess?

 


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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