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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – November 23, 2021

It’s a fairly light week for new marks; fewer than 800 across both registers! To contrast, it’s a strangely heavy day for cancellations, with over 400 marks (usually it’s 200 or fewer)! I wonder if the USPTO is cleaning house; the majority of these cancellations are marks from the ’70s and ’80s, predating when registrations had to upload an image as the “drawing”. A lot of them are also known brands or properties like DORITOS, LIFE SAVERS, and MISS UNIVERSE, which you wouldn’t use anyway, so I’m not including them in the bottom list.

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

70% ADULTTotally me on a good day.
ABANDONED HEARTS
AND THE BEET GOES ONSurprised this guy isn’t also going after “Turnip the beat.”
BITCHES WITH ATTITUDE
BOBA SNOBAlso totally me. I only want the black tapioca balls in a vanilla slush.
BOSS BY NATURE
BUILD YOUR BODYDone! I’ve built a broad, soft, and comfortable one.
CHOOSE YOUR MOOD
COMFORTABLY SOLIDExactly! This is how I’ve built my body!
CROWNS AND DIAMONDS
CYCLE SNOBAnd “snob” jumps out to an early lead as this week’s theme!
DETONATOR
DILF UNIVERSITY
DO NO EVIL
EINSTEINThe 27 pages of specimens are a real trip. So many products under so many brand names!
FUCK CHILD SUPPORTBut you weren’t making shirts of this phrase anyway, right? RIGHT?
HAPPY LIFE DAYFeels like a play on Wookiee Life Day, but the specimen graphic looks like Cousin It.
HEY CUTIE
HOLA LADIES
I AM WORTHY
INTERNET RAISED
IT COSTS $0 TO BE A NICE PERSONAnd yet sometimes, the price in my patience is so much more.
IT’S AN LA THINGUnclear whether this is a brag on Los Angeles or Louisiana.
LEGENDS LIVE LIFEThis was like a tongue twister for my fingers!
LIFE MY WAY
LOVE BLESS AMERICA
MODERN MAVEN
MOM COME PICK ME UPMaybe now and then, call your mom without asking for a favor, hmm?
MOUNTAINS ARE MY MEDICINE [Supplemental]
MY KIND OF WEIRD
OF COURSE, LOVE
P.S. CALL YOUR MOMOn the other hand, mom realizes she has a phone too, right?
PERFECT TIMING
PRETTY DOPE
REAL AS F**K
REAL GOOD
REAL HOT GIRL SHITDoes the girl have a fever and is shitting? Or is this about the temperature of the girl’s shit?
SAVAGE YET CIVILIZED
SAY LESS MEAN MORE
SO YOU SEE
SOPHOMORE
SORRY I OFFEND YOUGetting real “sorry not sorry” vibes from this one.
SUBTLE ANARCHY
SUGAR, SPICE & EVERYTHING CHRISTFile another mark under “I just don’t understand religion.”
TRUST YOUR SAUCEWe’re almost to the point where I’ll need to make a “sauce” section of the spreadsheet!
USED BY GOD
VICTORY AND VALOR
WIN.

 


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!)

AMERICAN CRUSADER
APOSTROPHE
BABY BOOMOK, boomer.
BEST OF CLASS
BOLD SPIRIT
BROADWAY BABY
CLUB
DAVIDAnd millions of Davids did rejoice!
HOTLINE
JET SET
LITTLE MISS TENNISI have a personal loathing for the whole “little miss” concept.
LOOGIE
MAN OF THE PEOPLE
MY BROTHER
MY SON
OUTDOORS MANWhew, that was a surprising run of dude-related marks!
PEOPLE ARE POISONTotally me on just about every day.
POSITIVE ATTITUDE
PROJECT
SHENANIGANS
TEAM EARTH

 


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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