MISSY MEYER’S SNARKY MUSINGS ABOUT TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHT, LICENSING, AND OTHER IP!

Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – March 21, 2023

There were 614 new marks this week in class 025, and 358 cancellations. A few of them will blow your socks right off of your feet. Do you want to LIVE LAUGH LOVE?  Do you wish to SLAY?  Now you can do both!!

(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

AGLETS – Aglets are the small plastic or metal sheaths around the ends of shoelaces!
ATTACHED AT THE HEART
BALLISLIFE
BASED GOD – Going by the slang definition, this is a god who has swagger, and doesn’t care what we think of him.
BE MY SECRET – Sounds kind of creepy.
BY MY SIDE
CALL ME SPARKLE
CHASE THE SWELL
CRYPTO LOVER – At this point in history, maybe it’s time to love something else?
DADDY DEPARTMENT
EDITION – Goods: sandals, sleep masks, pajamas, hats. (I’m picturing Wee Willie Winkie hats here, to go with the pajamas.)
EVERY GAME IS GAME SEVEN – Ah, but if you’re really good, shouldn’t every game be game four?
EVERYONE’S A GEM
FRANKENSTEIN’S BOO-NIVERSITY
FREEDOM REQUIRED – What do you want to bet these people want freedoms to be restricted for other people?
GET HI
GET OFF THE COUCH!
GLUTE GOD – I have thoughts about the specimens below, and their glutes content!
HUMANS BEING
I AM METAVERSE – What does this even mean? (And isn’t the Metaverse dead before it really got going, anyway?)
I JUST WANNA TALK
I’M A LUXURY
I’M WITH THE PRETTY GIRLS – Added to my section of “girl” marks that are probably referring to full-grown women.
IROCKWITHGOD
LITTLE FEATHER
LOCS AND MELANIN
LOVE BLINDLY
MACBETH – By the pricking of my thumbs, a frivolous trademark this way comes.
MAKE AMERICA RAD AGAIN
MAKE GOD FIRST AGAIN – Yay, two new entries for the MAKE SOMETHING SOMETHING AGAIN section!
MIDNIGHT FOREST
MIND OVER MATTER – Ah, yes, that unique and original phrase that indicates a source of goods. With terrible specimens! (See below.)
MOMMYLICIOUS
MON COEUR
OPERATION GLOW
PICKLEBALL UNIVERSITY – Once more, the list of pickleball marks grows…
PLANNING CHAOS
PROUD MEMBER OF THE SPOOKY BITCHES COUNCIL – Ornamental AF.
RELAX DUDE – The perfect thing to say to someone who’s worried or panicking.
RIGHTFULLY ROYAL
ROCK N’ ROLL, BABY!
S’MOREGASM – Impossible; s’mores are gross. [Really, it’s just the graham crackers that are gross.] [I will fight you.]
SOFT BOI – The best kind of boi!
SQUINTING IS FOR ASSHOLES – A delightful slogan from an optician!
STRONG STYLE
TWISTED TAILS
VIEWFINDER
WHY SO CEREAL – Let’s discuss this specimen below.
WICKED COZY – My brain automatically reads this with a Boston accent.
WILD MONKEYS
Y JESUS? – I prefer to read this as asking “And Jesus?” in Spanish.

 


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

THE LEAGUE OF CHAMPIONS

 


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!)

#YOUMATTER
ALL COMES FROM NOTHING
AUTUMN NATIVE
BE UNSTUMPABLE!
BOW LIFE
CHANGE IS SIMPLE
CHEEKY GIRL
CHEMICALLY IMBALANCED
COLD SWEAT
FEAR THE LEO!
HIPPO
HULA CHIMP
JESUS TRIBE
LEMON GRASS * removed from spreadsheet.
LIVE LAUGH LOVE * removed from spreadsheet!
LIVE YOUR PASSION
MOMLOVES
NEEDY ME
NEVER EGO, ALWAYS WE GO
ONCE A BULLDOG, ALWAYS A BULLDOG
ONCE A PANTHER, ALWAYS A PANTHER
POST’AGE
RICH CHICKZ
SET APART
SLAY * removed from spreadsheet!
STAY KILLING IT.
STREET LEAGUE
SUMMER IS A VERB
SUNDAY STATE OF MIND
THE BAD DADS CLUB * removed from spreadsheet!
TRILL
TRIP AND TRAP
WASHED UP
WE MADE IT
YOU MATTER. * removed from spreadsheet!

 


PART 1-B: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

We have quite a few marks this week that are just a label in a shirt collar, not showing any phrase printed ornamentally on the shirt. Which is … good, I guess? It’s still really only showing that you printed something in one shirt, or on one tag. But it’s a step above showing a phrase ornamentally. Here are FREEDOM REQUIRED and I AM METAVERSE as examples.

Specimens showing simple branding where the label on a shirt would go.

 

Meanwhile, over at GLUTE GOD, I feel like they should be showing a bit more glute in the specimens … just to make sure they’re godly. (I chose this out of the two specimens to share, because the other one showed way too much junk, and no glutes at all.)

Specimen for the mark GLUTE GOD, showing very little glute.

 

The specimens for WHY SO CEREAL are both terrible, but this one is slightly worse. The text is clearly heat-pressed on the front of the shirt by hand, and it’s so bland and boring. The tag has hand-cut stickers on it, and it isn’t attached to the shirt in any way. And would anyone really pay $24 for that shirt? Not to mention that it’s a play on a line from The Dark Knight!!

Really ugly specimen for WHY SO CEREAL.

 

And last but not least, here are the awful specimens for MIND OVER MATTER. Oh, what’s that, you say? You can’t find the phrase MIND OVER MATTER here? Look closer. Squint. (Even though squinting is for assholes.) It’s in the white border under KYIV on the shirt! With the ® symbol next to it, which they aren’t legally allowed to use until they’re fully registered. (And let’s not even talk about how the shirt is a reference to Hamilton.) They’ve done the same ® error on the book at Etsy as well, but I guess the USTPO was OK with it. [eyeroll]

Two specimens for MIND OVER MATTER.

 


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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