It’s two, two, two weeks in one! I was away last Tuesday, so today I’m covering the new registrations and cancellations from both November 1 and November 8. There were 480 new registrations on November 1, and 615 on November 8, for a total of only 1,095 for the two-week span. There have been times when we’ve had more than that in a single week! We also had 670 cancelled marks over the same two weeks, including some very tasty items from trademark trolls.
PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS
ARETHA FRANKLIN – But you weren’t using her name anyway, right?
BE MORE TODAY – Be more what?? I need guidance, inspirational slogan!
BETTER THAN THE BEST – Is it even possible? Don’t you just become the new best?
BUILT WITH SCIENCE
COMPASSION, DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
CRUELLA – But you weren’t using this Disney character anyway, right?
DAUGHTER OF AN IMMIGRANT
DO IT FOR THE GAME – Here are three from the same owner…
DO IT FOR THEM – I think DO IT FOR X has taken over the “most marks” category…
DO IT FOR YOUR COMMUNITY – from DON’T X. Although…
DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ – Took you long enough on this one, Journey!
EARN YOUR BEER
EARN YOUR CROWN – Different owners on these two EARN marks.
ELEVATE YOUR DAY
ENVIED BY EVERYONE
EVERYTHING ABOUT ME SAYS… [Supplemental]
FATBIKEGIRL – To quote Queen: “Fat bottomed girls, they’ll be riding today, so look out for those beauties, oh yeah.”
GIRLS ARE DRUGS – Not sure what the heck this means, but I bet it isn’t actual girls, it’s grown women. [pet peeve #1]
GOD AND ME WE COOL
GOD IS ESSENTIAL. – Fits right between GOD IS DOPE and GOD IS MY SAUCE. I guess He embodies a lot of things.
GRIND UNTIL U DIE – Putting this with sports marks because of skateboarding, but you could argue it’s coffee-related.
HIT EM UP
HOPE & WONDER
HP – Owner is Hewlett Packard, but don’t use this for Harry Potter either. Or HP Sauce.
HUSTLE & GRACE – Seriously, we gotta stop with pushing “hustle” on everyone. [pet peeve #2]
I GOT THIS – Goods: shoes, athletic shoes. But still. [eyeroll]
I USED TO BE A BABY – OMG, samesies!
IGNORE THE MEDIA – Yes, definitely, get your information from scaremongers and “internet experts.”
IM REAL – OMG, samesies!
IT’S OKAY! I’M A NURSE
JUST ADD BOURBON
LAKE LIKE A LOCAL
LIFE SMELLS GOOD – Maybe this owner lives above a bakery.
LOVE SET MATCH – This might be a tennis pun? Even though tennis already has love?
MADE FOR THE HUSTLE – That’s it, I’m making a “hustle” section so I can hate all of those marks together in one place.
MAKE ASSHOLES GROSS AGAIN – Did they … stop being gross?
MAMA NEEDS A NAP – OMG, samesies!
MINISTER OF CULTURE
MONOPOLY – I can’t believe it took this long for Hasbro to register this in class 025.
NATIONAL BEARD LEAGUE
NO DAIRY JUST CHEESE – Add butter, and I’m in!
ONLY IF GOD SAYS SO! – Come on … he may be a dad, but he’s not YOUR dad.
OUTTA YOUR LEAGUE
POSTPARTUM FOR LIFE
PRIVILEGED TO BE AMERICAN
RICH – Not that many people would want to wear just RICH on a shirt, but … seriously??
SANDY CRACK – The end result of a day at the beach.
SHE AIN’T GOT IT – OMG, samesies!
SLINGIN’ PIZZA – I’ve been a pizza cook, like, three different times in my life. Fun times!
SPACE BABY – I’m picturing the creepy star child from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
STAY SPARKLY – Forget DON’T X, I think STAY X is the winner for most marks.
STILL CAUSING TROUBLE
STRUMPET – What is this, 1890? Or does this clothing company not know the meaning of the word?
SUNSHINE & SKY
TEXAS IS FOR BADASSES – Eh, it has a lot of bad asses too.
THE CHICKS – Formerly Dixie Chicks, I believe.
TOM PETTY – But you weren’t using his name anyway, right?
TOTALLY RELIABLE – OMG, very much NOT samesies.
UNICORN ARISE – What Vic Frankenstein said when lightning hit his horse/narwhal hybrid project.
WHY YOU THINKING ABOUT ME?
YOUR TEAM SUCKS
PART 1-B: OLDER REGISTERED MARKS I DISCOVERED 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!)
ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
ANY WATER ALL WAYS
ARE YOU IN HEAVEN?
BE A SHINY HUMAN
BEACH MODE * [removed from spreadsheet]
BOOM BOOM LONG TIME
CASE OF THE ASS – This is how I’m going to refer to my Crohn’s Disease; I have a case of the ass.
CHAMPAGNE S’IL VOUS PLAIT
CLARK GRISWOLD * [removed from spreadsheet] – I still wouldn’t use it, though.
DECKED IN DIAMONDS
DIRTY LITTLE BOY
DO YOU MISS ME?
DREAMERS & DRIFTERS
FANCY HOOKERS TOWING SERVICE
FRIENDS NOT FOOD
GETTING MEOWIED * [removed from spreadsheet]
GO HAM OR GO HOME
GRIT & DETERMINATION
HI MY NAME IS MARK
I AM ABLE.
I HAVE NOTHING TO DO AND ALL DAY TO DO IT
I’M NOT RELIGIOUS.
I’M TOO SEXY
IT’S NOT WHAT YOU PREACH, IT’S WHAT YOU TOLERATE
JAZZ IN THE PARK
KIDS LOVE JETLAG
KISS ME TWICE, I AM ONLY HALF IRISH
LICENSED TO SERVE
LIFE IS A SAFARI
MISS TO MRS WITH ALL MY BITCHES – Class 016 remains active; all other classes cancelled.
NO WEAK HUMANS
OWN YOUR HAPPY
PITCH. PACK. REPEAT.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT PROGRESS
PRODUCT OF GRACE
PROPERTY OF MY HOT WIFE * [removed from spreadsheet]
SAY IT LOUD!
SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER
SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD SO SHE DID * [removed from spreadsheet]
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
THE SWAN PRINCESS
THIS IS WHAT AWESOME LOOKS LIKE
UNITE FOR THE FIGHT
WORKIN’ FOR A LIVIN’
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!