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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – March 14, 2023

This may be the closest the numbers have ever been: 398 new marks this week, and 376 cancellations. I hope that we’re permanently done with weeks where there are over a thousand new marks!

(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

ALMOST EVEN – Get ready for a half-dozen from the same owner…
ALMOST KICKOFF
ALMOST MARRIED
ALMOST PUCK DROP
ALMOST SATURDAY
ALMOST TEE TIME – And they have a few more they just applied for, too! [eyeroll]
ALWAYZ GOOD
ANY MEANS NECESSARY
BALL – Owned by the glass canning jar company. But still … seriously??!?!
BAREFOOT IN THE WILD – Sounds painful!
BATTLERINA – Sounds painful in a more graceful way.
BIGFOOT DOESN’T BELIEVE IN YOU EITHER – Oh, snap! Great phrase, used ornamentally.
BITCOIN BOI
BOO BOO – Goods: Stocking caps, fashion caps being headwear.
BULLIES AREN’T COOL [Supplemental]
CHICKEN RANCHER – When the goods list is just “t-shirts,” you know it’ll be an ornamental specimen.
CUSHY HEADBAND
CYCLING FROG – If you’re picturing a frog riding a penny-farthing, you’re correct!
DETAILS INSIDE
DO MORE FEAR LESS
DOOFUS UNIVERSITY – My alma mater! 😆
EAT. LEARN. PLAY. – I’m starting to think you can just do any 3 verbs with periods after each one.
EXPAND YOUR COMFORT ZONE – Nah, I like it small and cramped.
FREEBIRD – And this trademark, you cannot change! Not owned by Skynyrd.
GAGGING – “Gagging with Jason Lee” is the full name of the podcast.
GRIMPIN’ AIN’T EASY – It’s a rock-climbing thing? But oh my, the Urban Dictionary results…
HELLA COASTAL
I AM THE CROWD
IT IS WHAT IT WAS – This is, like, one of those brain twisters.
LUCKY PENNY
MOMMA’S COOKING
PERFORM 24/7 – It must be exhausting to be some of these people.
POACH
PROTECT THE ONES YOU LOVE – To hell with everyone else, though.
READY TO BANG [Supplemental] – It’s fireworks. Get your mind out of the gutter.
RELOADED
SHRED SEASON
SK8ERGIRL [Supplemental] – I said, “See you later, girl!”
THE BOTTLE SERVICE GIRL [Supplemental] – A classic “girl” meaning “fully grown woman” mark.
THIS IS THE WAY – Owner: Lucasfilm. You weren’t using this anyway, right?
THIS MANY
THROTTLE THURSDAY – I hope they mean racing, not strangling.
TOTAL DOMINATION
URBAN X NATURE – Ah, that classic collab.
WE FIXED IT

 


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

JUST IN QUESO

 


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!)

12:05
420 SKIING
435
AMERICAN ENVY
BEACH GAL
BLACK MOON
BRIDECHILLA
BRUNCH SO HARD MIMOSA WANNA FIND ME
BUILDING MY EMPIRE
BUNDLES
C.MINOR
COCONUT LIFE
DISTRICT OF CANNABIS
EMPIRE LIFE
EVERY GOAL MATTERS
GOLF IS LIFE
GOOD BROTHER
GRUMPY DOG
GYPSOPHILA
HAPPY CHICK
HELLA RIP
HOLIER THAN THOU
I JUST WANNA CHILL
I’M AN ENTREPRENEUR, BITCH.
INTERLOCHEN
ISLAND RUGBY
IT’S A MAUI DAY
JOHNNY TEQUILA
LET THEM EAT CAKE
LIFE JUST HAPPENS TO YOU
LIFE NO DO OVERS NO TAKE BACKS
LOCAL HIGH
MIDWEST KNOWS BEST
MILES TO GO
MOTHER PLUCKIN’
NAMAS’CRAY
ONE NATION WITH TOLERANCE FOR ALL
ORIGINAL RECIPE
PLECTRUM
POTENT LIFESTYLE
PREM
RUN IT OFF
SCUM CITY
STILL SASSY SISTER
TAKE HOLD
THICKA THAN A SNICKA
THROUGH CHRIST JESUS I JUST DID IT
VEGAN BUDDHA
WEED WITH ME
YOU’RE TERMINATED
ZED

 


PART 1-B: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

The specimen for CHICKEN RANCHER, which is completely ornamental. The brand appears to be Bison Union, a coffee company in Wyoming.

A completely ornamental specimen for CHICKEN RANCHER.

 

The specimen for BIGFOOT DOESN’T BELIEVE IN YOU EITHER, which is also completely ornamental. The owner is just some random guy.  I’m kind of sad he didn’t include some crappy clipart of a bigfoot!

An utterly ornamental specimen for the BIGFOOT mark.

 


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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