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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – May 2 & 9, 2023

Wow, I should take a week off more often! We have two weeks’ worth of new and cancelled marks in class 025 today — 1204 new, and 731 cancelled. But just look at how many of those cancellations are marked with “removed from spreadsheet.” Tons, relatively speaking!!

(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

2 BLESSED 2 BE STRESSED
ANONYMOUS GENIUS – Every time I type “anonymous,” my fingers make it “anonymouse.”
APOLOGIZE LATER
AVATAR – Owned by 20th Century Fox, of course.
BLACK SHEEP LIFE
BRAINY BRAWNY BEAUTIFUL
CAMERON – Another addition to the names section. Sorry, Camerons out there!
CRAZY BITCH – Not sure why anyone would wear this on a shirt, but whatevs.
DONKEY KONG – But you weren’t using this anyway, right?
EXQUISITE DIVA
FANCY LIKE MOMMY
FAVORITE DAUGHTER – Kind of gross if you have more than one daughter.
FEELING PROUD
FOREVER RETIRED – A nice contrast to “hustle” and “grind” marks.
FREE YOUR MIND
GENIUS LEVEL TALENT
HBCU POWER
HBCUS ARE RELEVANT
HIVE
HOT MESS – Urgh, seriously? And the specimen is, of course, just the words on the front of a t-shirt.
ISLAND RAYS
LAFD – Owned by the city of Los Angeles.
LAUGHING LLAMA
LISTEN TO A WOMAN FOR ONCE! – Some dudes never, ever will.
LOOKIN SASSY – I was unaware that “sassy” was a look.
MENTAL HEALTH IS HEALTH
MERMAID COWGIRL – Herding manatees?
ONE WITH NATURE
OR – Not even the state of Oregon. Just some individual whose initials are OR.
OUT OF HIS LEAGUE
PETALS
REMAIN HUNGRY STAY HUMBLE – This feels like a different angle on the same old hustle/grind.
RICH MOM
ROCK LIKE A MOTHER – Appears to be more “metal” than “rocking chair.”
SEA GAL
SOUL PRINCESS
SUNSET COAST
TENNIS STAR
THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT – Originally wrote this as “BOBA FEET,” which is a very different show.
THE LONERS CLUB – But … if they’re loners … hmmmm.
ULTIMATE BEING
UNEXPLORED
VERY BLESSED
WHAT A DOCTOR LOOKS LIKE – I was hoping this would be a young Black woman. Yess!
WILL BURN SAGE AND BRIDGES IF I NEED TO

There were also quite a few illustrated marks of concern this week, including a volleyball in the center of a heartbeat, an outline of the state of Nevada as part of a heartbeat, and the same thing but with Washington state, owned by an individual named Parker Alexander. They own a few similar marks already, and have some others moving toward approval, so I highly recommend looking at their marks if you’re doing heartbeat designs.

Image of a line-art volleyball in the middle of two EKG heartbeat spikes.Image of a line-art state of Nevada in the middle of two EKG heartbeat spikes.Image of a line-art state of Washington in the middle of two EKG heartbeat spikes.

 


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!)

ACTIVATE LIFE
AIN’T NOTHING BUT A TATER
ALASKAN ATTITUDE
AM I BEING DETAINED OR AM I FREE TO GO
ASAP
BALLER GANG
BE YOUNG
BRIDE’S SQUAD * [removed from spreadsheet with much rejoicing!]
CARTEL LIFE
CODA
DUSK
FEEL INVINCIBLE
FEISTY AND FABULOUS
GET BACK OUT THERE
HUNTER CHICK
HUSTLE JUNKIE
I CAN’T KEEP CALM I’M THREE * [removed from spreadsheet!]
I DESIRE I DESERVE I DEMAND
I HAVE PERMISSION
ILLUSTRATIONS
IRISH I WERE HIGH
IT’S UP TO YOU
JESUS SWAG
KNEAD YOU * [removed from spreadsheet!]
LIFE IS A MOOD
LOG OUT AND LIVE
MAKE FOOD NOT WAR
MERRY CHRISTMAS YA LITTLE JERK * [removed from spreadsheet, but still a recognizable movie quote.]
MERRY GO ROUND
MOUNTAIN GOAT
MUM * [removed from spreadsheet!]
MY JAM
NO MA’AM
OH KALE YEAH!
OLD AND FIT
PHO SHO
PROTAGONIST
PUNS INTENDED
RAISED RIGHT * [removed from spreadsheet!]
REAL MEN WEAR PINK * [removed from spreadsheet!]
REEL OBSESSION
SHARE YOUR KARMA
SHREWD
SMALL LIVES MATTER
SMITTEN
STAY FOCUSED * [removed from spreadsheet!]
STUDENT OF LIFE UNIVERSITY
SWEET MELONS
THE CAMP
UNDECIDED
VALEDICTORIAN
WHEW
YOUNG & DANGEROUS


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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