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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – November 30, 2021

Folks, there’s some kind of disturbance in the Force. We have fewer than 800 new marks registered this week, and a whopping 570 canceled marks! Looks like the USPTO is really going to town, clearing out the old cobweb-covered marks that should have been canceled long ago. Just like last week, tons of the cancellations are older marks, actual brands, and illustrated marks, but there are some gems!

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

#NOTYOURAVERAGEThis feels so incomplete. Not your average WHAT?
BAKE SOME NOISE
BIG MOVERS
CHEERS TO…Another vexingly incomplete mark. Cheers to WHAT???
CREATORS BLOCKA pain I know all too well, but I’d add an apostrophe!
DON’T BE A DINKThis appears to be referencing a move in pickleball, not the classic acronym for Dual Income, No Kids.
EX-INMATE
FLOAT HARDER
FOR THE HUNT [Supplemental]
GIRLY TOMBOYCan we maybe start phasing out the word “tomboy”? Such a garbage concept.
GIVE YOUR ALL
GO EASY OR GO HARDSo basically … just … go?
GOD AIN’T PETTY, BUT I AM.
GOD’S BRO
GODCLEARSMYPATHIn the specimens for this one, the words are separated on the front of shirts and sweatshirts.
GOT BEATS?I’d heard that the GOT MILK? folks were going after any similar constructions. Wonder if they’ll go after these folks!
HEALTHY JOCK
HUNT OR GO HUNGRY [Supplemental]
I GOT YOUR BLACK
ISLAND VIBES
JUST ENOUGH FAITH
LIBERTAD
MAKE AMERICA HOOD AGAINIf we’re talking neighborhood, with walkable streets and traffic calming, I’m THERE for it.
MY BIG SISTA
NO FUTURE
PRETTY GIRL PROBLEMSOh no! Hopefully the PRETTY GIRL ALLIANCE can solve these!
RAISED RIGHT
SO BE IT.
STAY PURE
THE THIGHS ARE STAYING, BUT YOU CAN GOYassss.  
VICIOUSAlso yassss.
WORTH EMPOWERING
YOGA BITCH

Note: I have chosen not to include a few new marks this week that contain ableist, racist, or bigoted words or phrases. Curator’s prerogative.

 


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!)

A WEEKEND AWAY
BIG BEAR (Registration was for shoes)
BIG FISH
BLAST
CITY SPORTS
COUNTRY BLUES
EAT THE RICHOnly if they’re well-seasoned and properly cooked.
FUTURE BIKER OF AMERICA
GO NAKED
GO TEAM GONakedness is up to you on this one.
GREAT NORTHWEST
GREAT PLACES
HAVE BLUES WILL TRAVEL
HOT FLASH DAYOr as some of us call it, Tuesday.  And Monday.  And Wednesday through Sunday.
JUST DELIVEREDOwned by the US Postal Service, for baby clothes!
LIFE IS TOO SHORT, DON’T WASTE IT, GO SURFING
MAGGOTIf you like fascinating specimens, check out these two for some deep political weirdness.
MAGGOTS
MAGIC ROCKETThis feels like a euphemism.
MY DAUGHTERSo … who wears this? The parent, or the daughter?
MY SISTERSame former owner, same exact question!
NIGHT SWEATSI celebrate these alongside Hot Flash Day.
NO KIDDING
ORGANICALLY GROWN KIDSGetting a real “A Modest Proposal” vibe here…
SANTA’S BEST (Registration was for Santa suits)
SHAMPOO
SNAPPER
SPORTS WIDOW
WEE BEAR
WISHING ON A STAR
WITCH’S HAUNT

The specimens on some of these older marks are kind of amazing. Take MY DAUGHTER for example; they cut the tags out of a shirt and mailed those in to the USPTO, where they got stamped as “received” in the mail room. Thank goodness we all live in the amazing future!

 


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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