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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – November 9, 2021

Although the numbers are down this week (fewer than 900 new registrations in class 025), the curated list is BIG. And the list of canceled marks is a bit sad in comparison.

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

ABUNDANCE OF GRACE
ALOHA FUCKERSAh, but is this the “hello,” or “goodbye,” or “I love you” meaning of aloha? That makes all the difference.
APRON DADDYIt may come as no surprise, this mark covers aprons.
BEARCATSI hear that the bearcat (binturong) smells like popcorn. What an intriguing choice for a sports team mascot!
BLACK COWBOYZ
CLUESurprisingly NOT owned by the makers of the board game Clue/Cluedo!
COMMUNITY GOODS
COOL LITTLE ONES
D.SNUTSBecause believe it or not, DEEZ NUTS is already registered.
DANCEGIRL [supplemental]
DIFFERENT LOVE
DON LIFE
EPIC VOYAGE
F THE PUMPAs an electric car owner, I say F YEAH to this!
FAM TOGETHER
FATALISTAs a part-time fatalist, I say F YEAH to this one too.
FLY KICKSDang it, now I have “Pumped Up Kicks” playing on the radio in my brain. You probably do too, you’re welcome.
FUCKING PATRIARCHY [supplemental]
GET UP WIN GO TO BEDSame owner as GET UP WIN, but this takes it that one important step further.
GO SLOW OR GO FASTYou gotta love a mark that really takes a stand.
GO WHERE OTHERS CAN’T
GODFLUENCE!
GRACED TO DO THIS
GRACEFUL BUNNY
HEY LADYAnd now I’m hearing Jerry Lewis shout this in my head.
I’M SATAN AND I APPROVE THIS MESSAGEThe specimen misspells SATAN as SATIN, which is … a very different meaning.
IMONVACATIONA new member of the “mash the words together” club!
INTO THE DARK
IT’S ALRIGHT TO STAREI feel like this is from someone with a “cool” appearance, like a fashion hair color; not from someone with atypical physical attributes.
IT’S GOD FOR MEBetween god and satan, it’s a religion-heavy week so far!
JUST A KID FROM SLOVENIA
LADY DUCKThis fits with the “Baby Shark” tune. You’re DOUBLE welcome.
LIVE 2 DIE
LIVE IRIE CULTURE
MEETINGNow I have the music from the “Late for Meeting” video in my head. You’re TRIPLE welcome!
MELANIN SEASON
MO HUSTLE – Right next to MO MONEY on the spreadsheet.  I guess one would often lead to the other!
MORE THAN A GAME
MORNING NEWSI could wax for hours on how this is an outdated concept from the pre-internet era.
NOM DE GUERRE
NOT A WITCH [supplemental]
PAJAMA LLAMAI love that we can rhyme “pajama” with both “llama” and “banana.”
PERFECTLY DAMAGED
PREJUDICE IS IGNORANCE
PRO PLAYERThis is quite possibly the most generic brag I’ve ever seen.
PUBLIC ATTRACTION
PUT GOD IN YOUR HUSTLE – The perfect blend of this week’s two prevailing themes, god and hustle.
RIGHTEOUS IMPERFECTION
RODEO HIPPIENow that’s two words I never expected to see together.
SALTY FLOWI believe this can be treated with a short coruse of antibiotics.
SET APART BY HUSTLE & HEARTHustle is hustling in an attempt to beat out god for the theme of the week! Who will win?
SUFFERING SUCKS
THE HUSTLE PREVAILSOMHG, LOL! I guess hustle wins over god this week!
THE MARRIAGE ADVENTURE
THRILL ZONE
TIT TEASI had to see what this was all about. Too bad they don’t have any decaf loose-leaf tea options!
TORNADOMostly covers ski and snowboard clothing.
TROUBLEWe used to have a tortoiseshell cat named Trouble. She lived to 17, and was a very good girl.
WINNERS WIN, LOSERS LOSE. WHICH ONE ARE YOU?
[image] Volkswagen’s VW logo – This one’s a bit different in appearance from their other registration. But you weren’t using a company logo in your designs anyway, right? RIGHT?

 


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!)

CREEPLIFEOf all the “life” concepts out there, this one is probably better off dead.
FANCY TAILS
FISHBUMI know they mean the “person who spends a lot of time” meaning, but I can’t help picturing a fish with a shapely tush.
GOTSTYLE
HARDWORK WORKHARDThis sounds like the name of a Dick Tracy character.
LET HAPPINESS HAPPEN
LIL CREEPSSame former owner as the other creep mark at the top of this list!
LOVE LIVES ON
MAJOR INFLUENCERIf you have to advertise it, you probably aren’t.
MY Y’ALL IS AUTHENTIC
NAKED BOUND
QUEEN RULESHeck yeah they do! 
RICH NOT FAMOUS
RIDE AWAY
SWINE TIME
WORK HARD LIVE HUMBLE

If you’re the type who likes to read through the full gazette, you may have spotted a registration for MONSTER that had its class 25 goods cancelled. I’ve left it off this list, since another registration for MONSTER remains active.

 


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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