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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – March 28, 2023

It’s a fairly uneventful week, with 608 newly registered marks in class 025, and 392 cancellations. Looks like Mariah Carey has finally registered The Christmas Song That Shall Not Be Named.

(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

413LIFE
ABOAT THAT LIFE – I can’t help but read this with a big fake Canadian accent.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS – Owned by Lotion LLC, which is owned by Mariah Carey.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU – Same.
AMAZING EXPLORERS
AQUA KITTY
BE GLORIOUS – Don’t mind if I do, TYVM!
BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
BLESS MY LIFE – A lot of positivity so far in this list! Though I’m sure that will change…
BROWN BABE
DOGWALKERS
EASY DAY
FINAL FANTASY – But you weren’t using this anyway, right?
GLITTER DRIP – Oh no, that’s going to get glitter everywhere.
GOOD PIZZZA – Note: three Zs in there.
GREEN SPROUTS – I grow radish sprouts. Fast, easy, delicious!
HAPPIER NAKED
HORSE LIFE – Ugh, so many X LIFE marks. And this one has a terrible specimen.
I AM MOM
INFINITE DISASTER
IT DON’T STOP
JUST BOMBED – I’m guessing they don’t mean “bombed” as in “did poorly at stand-up comedy.”
LIFE WIDE OPEN
LORD JEFF – Sorry to all you Jeffs; you’ll have to downgrade to Earl or Viscount.
LOST & FOUND
MOUNTAIN BORN
MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY
MY BABY BARKS – Uh, maybe you need to take the baby to a doctor?
OLD LIVES MATTER – Can we just stop piggybacking on BLM? Make your own damn phrase!
PROTECT WHAT MATTERS MOST – Goods: “underwear for facilitating more comfortable carrying of firearms.” So I guess we’re protecting our junk from accidentally getting shot with our own gun.
PSYCHO BULLY – Sounds like the kind of person who needs those special gun-derpants.
PUT ALL YOUR TRUST IN THE HOLY ETERNAL SAVIOR – Yeah! God will protect you, you don’t need gunderpants!
SABOTEUR
SALTWATER BOYS
SEED LIFE – This may be the most X LIFE marks we’ve ever had in one week.
SPIRITUAL WORD
STAY FUNKY MY FRIENDS – Makes me think of Davie504. Slap that bass!
THE EARLY SHARK GETS THE FISH
THE PRETTY KITTY
THE UNITED STATES OF BARBEQUE
TOUGH TIMES MAKE ME TOUGHER
TRUST – Specifically, protective clothing for welders.
UNPLUG
VENOM – Specifically, ski and snowboard wear.

 


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

Nothing this week. 🎉

 


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!)

BANG BANG
BE UNREASONABLE
COOL FORCE
DO GOOD STUFF
EAT DRINK AND BE HAIRY
ENDORSED BY NO ONE
GOLF IS HARD.
GYM OBSESSION
HEAL
HOUSE OF WIN
I WANNA BE A COWBOY
IT’S GOING TO BE OKAY * [removed from spreadsheet]
KEYS LIFE
LET YOUR MOOD OUT
MY STATE OF MIND
NAME YOUR BITCH
RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSE OF IRON
SALTY SISTA
STANDARD DEVIATION
TEAM STUNT
TERRORIST – I’m … not sure you want to put this on a shirt.
UNITED WE SURVIVE
VICTORY CHANGED MY LIFE
WE DON’T TAP OUT WE KNOCKOUT
WICKED COASTAL
WILD SOUTH
WRECK THIS

 


PART 1-B: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

Here’s the specimen for BEST DAY OF MY LIFE; love how they’re using the ® symbol before they’re registered. Nothing illegal about that. [/sarcasm] Also, their website appears to be “down for maintenance.”

Specimen for the mark BEST DAY OF MY LIFE.

 

Here we have HORSE LIFE, which is following the standard set by a thousand other “[WORD] LIFE” designs: just the two words in the Impact font, shown in a totally ornamental way. And a beautifully staged shot, with the shirt dangling over the edge of the guy’s desk!

Specimen for the mark HORSE LIFE.

 

Last but not least, here’s JUST BOMBED. Another purely ornamental specimen, with the text on the front of a shirt. And looking at their font choice, I’m sure they aren’t imitating Nike at all. [/sarcasm]

Specimen for the mark JUST BOMBED.

 


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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