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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – June 6, 2023

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. ๐Ÿ˜† 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. ๐Ÿ™„
BENZINE
BORING DOG – Right? That’s what I’m saying! Cats are far more interesting. ๐Ÿ˜ธ
CATCH ME BLOOMING
COLOSSAL
CONQUER THE IMPOSSIBLE – I’f it’s impossible, can it really be conquered?
CORNHOLE AF – I have opinions about this specimen. (See below.)
COUNTRY HUSTLE
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
JADED
JESUS. ALL DAY. EVERY DAY. – Jesus, Jesus, can you give me a break for just a little while?
MICRODOSE
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.
POPPIN’
PURPLE GANG – Barney, Grimace, and the lady M&M who wears chunky boots walk into a bar…
PUTTY
RIP IT UP
RUTHLESS KING – Right above SHY PRINCESS and SOLO QUEEN on the spreadsheet. It’s like a little story.
SATISFY
SILENCE IS MUSIC TO MY EARS
SKATEBOARD VETERAN
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?
SUMMER BREEZE
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
ZERO LIKES

 


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 isnโ€™t a separate registration that is still live and active. Some marks have multiple registrations!)

#BLAMEME
A THOUSAND THANK YOU’S
AMERITUDE
BABY BESPOKE
BLK GRL MGC
BODY BY MOM
BREAK EVEN
CITIZEN OF HEAVEN
CLEAN CLOTHES
COASTIE
COCONUT KID
CUDDLE MONSTER
EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH
FIND YOUR COMFORT
FULL HANDS FULL HEART
GENERATION GENEROSITY
GIMP4LIFE
GIVE. IT. GOOD.
GLITTER IS MY SIGNATURE COLOR
HAM
HYDROMANIAC
I AM KINDNESS
I LOVE EVERYONE
I’LL DRINK TO THAT
IT’S JUST THE LIQUOR TALKIN’
KEEP EXPLORING
KITTY DECIDES
LOOK FORWARD. GIVE BACK.
MONOGRAM
OMELET
ON THE DOT
PARTY PEOPLE
POWER & WISDOM
RENAISSANCE
STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY
SURF IS DEAD
SWEAT CREW
THIS IS MY FIGHT
THIS IS MY TOO TIRED TO FUNCTION SWEATSHIRT
TRUCKER NATION
VANILLA SUGAR
VOLT
WAREHOUSE
WEEKEND LOVE
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.

 

Specimen for CORNHOLE AF

 

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.

Specimen for the registered trademark YOU HAVE TO GET HIGH TO SEE FAR.

 


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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