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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – March 7, 2023

These may be the closest numbers I’ve ever seen: 482 newly registered trademarks this week, and 422 cancellations. Some magical day, we’ll hopefully see more cancelled marks than new registrations.

(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

385 – Yes, eventually every number will be registered as a trademark.
4 LEGGED TRIBE
BE YOU BOO!
BLACK GREEKS MATTER
BOOTLEGGERS – Owned by Luke Combs, who I think is a country music person?
BUILT BY FARMERS
CORNHOLE WIDOW – Her husband slipped on a deadly corn bag and fell on the board. Tragic.
CORONA – The beer company.
DAUGHTERS OF LEGENDS
DRIP LIKE JESUS – Apparently Jesus is a bit moist and gooey?
EFFORTLESSLY COOL
FEARLESS FOCUS
GOLF AF – I feel like “AF” has become tired. But I’m not sure what the kids are saying now.
HARD KNOCK LIFE – Don’t it feel like the wind is always howling?
HEAVY METAL ZEN
HELLA OHANA – If “AF” is tired, then “hella” is HELLA tired. … AF.
HEROIC BREED
I’D RATHER BE WHEELING – The website is “coming soon,” and it’s for “offroad enthusiast’s” [sic].
JESUS IN THE TRENCHES – I hope he has his dripping under control while he’s down there.
KNOWLEDGE MATTERS
KUNG FU NUNS – Originally included for the laughs, kept in for the shite specimen.
LAG
LEGEND SHIT – I’ve taken one or two of those in my time.
LIFT FREE OR DIE
LIVE.LOVE
LOS PROXIMOS – I’m learning Portuguese, but it’s helping me understand Spanish too! Though “the next” is an odd brand name.
LOVEABLE BUMP – Is it just me, or is the use of “bump” for a fetus in utero kind of creepy?
MAKE MORE THAN SHOTS
MEAN GREY CAT – I’ve only known a couple of gray cats well, but both have been really sweet!
OLD SCHOOL – Common phrase, crappy specimen.
PLEASE DON’T HATE ME FOR WHO GOD MADE ME! – No worries, I’ll absolutely hate you for your attitude & actions.
PUPPIES AND GOLF
R.I.P. THE WORLD
REEL STUPID – Describes the trademark, and the specimen too!
ROLLING STONE – But you weren’t using this anyway, right?
SALTWATER, USA [Supplemental]
SHINE SPARKLE SLAY
SK8ERBOY [Supplemental] – I say, see you later, boy!
SMOKENAKED.
SOBER SAVAGE
STUBBORN OPTIMISTS
WEEKEND CELEBRITY – An L.A. party band. I used to research cover bands as part of my job. These folks are pretty decent!
WICKED PREPPY
WILD PEPPER

 


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

EVERY DAY SHOULD FEEL THIS GOOD

 


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!)

#LETSRIDE
50/50
ALREADY CROWNED NO DISCUSSION
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
ANOTHER SUMMER
AQUA LOVE
BEACHWOOD
BEAU TEMPS
BEING BROKE IS NOT AN OPTION
BOAT LIFE USA
BOYS ARE STUPID, THROW ROCKS AT THEM
BRRR
BRRR!
CA MODE
CHESS KING
CHRISTIAN GENES
CLUTCH MONKEY
COOL CHEF
DEEP SOUTH SURF
DOWNHILL
DUTY HONOR VALOR
EQUESTRIAN LIFE
EVERY RIDE COUNTS
FIND YOUR CHALICE
GHOULS GONE WILD
GROOVE IS IN THE HEART
HOLIDAY CHEER SECTION
HUMBLE WARRIOR
HYPERSONIC
I RUN TO BURN OFF THE CRAZY
I STAND
IGNITE YOUR PASSION
INFINITY IS WITHIN
IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT GRACE
LATITUDES & ATTITUDES
LAUNCH MODE
LITTLE PIGS
LIVE IN IT
LIVE LIFE UNTUCKED
LOUNGE. SLEEP. RECOVER.
LOVE & PATIENTS
MOMTOURAGE
NIICE
NO MESS
NORTH BY SOUTH
OLD SCHOOL PLAYA
PARENTING IS FUN WORK.
PERSONAL CHOICE
RAISE YOUR VIBRATIONS
RETURN THE BURN
RUN REAL
SEE YA NEVER
SEPTOBER
SHREDDICATED
SO FOODIE
STAR PUPPY
STAY WAR READY
SUFFER BETTER
SUNDAY STATE
THE TRADITION LIVES ON
TOTAL ALPHA
TRUE BLUE
TWOSIES
UNPLUG YOUR LIFE
VINTAGE DUDE
WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR
WHITE TRASH ROYALTY
WHO’S THAT GIRL?
WORK FOR HOPE
WORK OUT LIVE FIT
WORLD OF NERDS
ZEAL

 


PART 1-B: SPECIMENS OF NOTE

It’s apparently “Phrase on a Hat” week; I don’t look at the specimens for every new mark, but the first two I looked at (GOLF AF and KUNG FU NUNS) both had the same ornamental issue!

Specimens for GOLF AF and KUNG FU NUNS: both are just text on a baseball cap.

 

 

For OLD SCHOOL, the brand is clearly DRAKE WATERFOWL. They’re using “old school” as a pattern name, which really doesn’t indicate the source of goods.

Specimen for OLD SCHOOL. The specimen is a screenshot of an Amazon listing, showing the brand is actually DRAKE WATERFOWL, and "old school" is the color option.

 

And last but not least, this REEL STUPID specimen has a fake tag sewn in over the top of the real tag. I’m fairly ham-handed with a sewing machine, but I could certainly do a better job stitching a straight line and matching the thread color!

Specimen for REEL STUPID. The phrase is printed on the front of the shirt, and a fake tag has been poorly sewn in to the shirt's neck.

 

 


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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