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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – March 22, 2022

This week, the USPTO birthed 832 new registered marks in class 025, and send 312 marks off to the great beyond. It’s an intriguing mix of pop culture, historical figures, “are you freakin’ kidding me” ornamental phrases, and stuff that’s just generally weird. Enjoy!

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

AMERICAN BLONDE
ANKH-MORPORK – Legitimately registered by Dunmanifestin, rights holder of Pratchett’s work.
ANTIBODY
BE UNIQUELY -WONDERFUL- – The dashes are part of the mark.
BELGIAN BOYS
BIGTIME
BORN TO ROAM
CAJUN SOUL
COASTAL SOUL
DOPE FEMXLE – I hate referring to women as “females,” yet this is somehow worse.
DRINK BUTTER – I would if I could, but it’s usually too solid!
DRUGS! DON’T TRY IT …YOU MIGHT LIKE IT – I’d rather drink butter.
EXPLORE. ENGAGE. EVOLVE.
GALILEO
GLORIOUS NONSENSE
HAPPYISH HOLIDAYS – Srsly? 🙄
HIGH GIRL – Public service announcement: Children shouldn’t get high.
HUSTLIN’ LIKE A MOTHER
LORE – Owned by Evermore Park. Y’know, the one that sued Taylor Swift.
MELANIN FRIENDLY
NEW PLAYER IN TOWN
NO BEARD NO BOOTY – So a clean-shaven, flat-butted person?
NO COOKING NO LIFE – It’s true; when I’m dead, I won’t have to cook anymore.
NOT YOUR STEREOTYPE
OCEAN PROJECT
PIT BULL – Not owned by Mr. Worldwide. This is some west coast sporting goods company.
POSH TOMBOY – I’m still hating on the whole concept of a “tomboy.”
POWER WITHIN
PURE FRESH
QUIETLY CANADIAN – “Oh, was I being too loud? Sorey!”
ROAD TO NOWHERE
SHARPSHOOTER
SPOKE
THIGH SOCIETY – Covers undergarments and shorts.
WEIRD FRIENDS CLUB – These are my people.

 


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!)

#GETBETTER
#RESPECTTHEMELANIN
AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT
ANGRY HERO
ARTIST * [Removed from spreadsheet]
ASYLUM
BOYOBOY
BROKEN GEAR
CREATE YOUR FATE
HEY CHRISTIAN
INK ADDICT
IT’S GOT TO MEAN SOMETHING TO YOU
NOAH’S ARK
PERFECTLY YOU
POMPOUS
PRAYER STATION
RED ONION
STATES VS. THE WORLD
THANK GOLF IT’S FRIDAY
WE DEFY
WE WILL STAND OUR GROUND
YA BOOZIN?

 


Note: This is a curated list, and may not include all marks that affect you or your business.

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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