Happy 6/6! I love the dates where the month and day are the same number; I don’t have to worry about whether a date is written in USA or EU format. 😆 Such are the perils of living abroad! We have 719 newly registered marks in class 025 this week, and 408 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
BASS FREAK – It’s the fish, not the musical instrument or the clef.
BECAUSE DOGS ARE WORTH IT – Eh, I guess. (You know me, I’m a cat person.)
BELLYITCHER – I’d rather have a pitcher. Specimens all show “Bellyitcher Ale” as the actual brand. 🙄
BORING DOG – Right? That’s what I’m saying! Cats are far more interesting. 😸
CATCH ME BLOOMING
CONQUER THE IMPOSSIBLE – I’f it’s impossible, can it really be conquered?
CORNHOLE AF – I have opinions about this specimen. (See below.)
DAYDRINK BELIEVER – Actual brand is “Lulusimon Studio.” Also appears to be encouraging the terrible “wine mom” culture.
DO GOOD. BE FREE. HAVE FUN.
EAST COAST DADS – Now I’m singing this as part of Pet Shop Boys’ “West End Girls.”
EDUCATED PRETTY GIRLS
EMBRACE YOUR FEAR
EMPOWHER YOURSELF – Note the “HER” crammed in there.
FERK IT – I fell down the rabbit hole on this one. A reality show dude says this instead of the F-word.
GAMING WHILE BLACK
GOD BOD – I don’t think they mean for me to picture a wrinkled old gray-haired dude.
HERE FOR IT
HOLY SHIP! WRECKED – Appears to be merch from some sort of music festival?
I AM WELL
I SEE GHOSTS – Absolute garbage mark for some Amazon brand.
INTENTIONALLY PRETTY – As opposed to folks who are just … accidentally pretty?
IT’S JUST PARKINSON’S
JESUS. ALL DAY. EVERY DAY. – Jesus, Jesus, can you give me a break for just a little while?
OUTLAW LIFE – Yet another member of the X LIFE bunch of marks. Maybe I should give them their own section on the spreadsheet.
PLEASE BE A DECENT FUCKING HUMAN – I beg of you all. It’s SO not difficult.
PURPLE GANG – Barney, Grimace, and the lady M&M who wears chunky boots walk into a bar…
RIP IT UP
RUTHLESS KING – Right above SHY PRINCESS and SOLO QUEEN on the spreadsheet. It’s like a little story.
SILENCE IS MUSIC TO MY EARS
SOCIAL ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION – I’m in favor of openly broadcasting our mental health issues.
STAMPED BY GOD – Like … stamped down under his boot? Or more like … branded?
VEGAN CRACK – Isn’t regular crack vegan? (Though I’m sure it’s produced/refined in a destructive way.)
WITCH BITCH WHORE – Appears to be an actual brand.
YOU HAVE TO GET HIGH TO SEE FAR – This specimen is SO BLAND. (See below.)
YOUR NIQUE NESS
PART 1-B: OLDER REGISTERED MARKS I DISCOVERED THIS WEEK
Zip. Zilch. Nada.
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 THOUSAND THANK YOU’S
BLK GRL MGC
BODY BY MOM
CITIZEN OF HEAVEN
EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH
FIND YOUR COMFORT
FULL HANDS FULL HEART
GIVE. IT. GOOD.
GLITTER IS MY SIGNATURE COLOR
I AM KINDNESS
I LOVE EVERYONE
I’LL DRINK TO THAT
IT’S JUST THE LIQUOR TALKIN’
LOOK FORWARD. GIVE BACK.
ON THE DOT
POWER & WISDOM
STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY
SURF IS DEAD
THIS IS MY FIGHT
THIS IS MY TOO TIRED TO FUNCTION SWEATSHIRT
WHERE WILL THE TIDE TAKE YOU
PART 1-B: SPECIMENS OF NOTE
First up, CORNHOLE AF. Nothing like a selfie of someone wearing a shirt, where the text is stylized and combined with an image. And my goodness, I love the mess in the background, including plates of deep-fried foods.
And here’s YOU HAVE TO GET HIGH TO SEE FAR. The logo at the top of the site appears to say “Actual Intelligence.” There’s just super-plain text on a shirt. And the tag is clearly homemade and not obviously attached to the shirt. And why, WHYYYY, are these terrible t-shirt specimens always priced so high? Every time I look at one of these crappy shirts, it’s like forty, fifty, seventy bucks.
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!