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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – October 12, 2021

This is one of the busier weeks: 967 new registrations in class 025! (I don’t think I’ve seen over 1000 since I started this project; this may be my largest number so far.) But that said, the curated list isn’t that huge! The bulk of the marks this week are actual brands, actual brand slogans, and the usual huge assortment of letter-salad marks. We have a mere 199 cancelled marks this week to offset the newbies, at least one of which has me SALTY. ๐Ÿง‚

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

ALWAYS LOCAL
BE THE MOVEMENT
COLORFULLY YOU
CYBERBEASTAs a Very Online person, I feel like “cyber” is so dated. Like, something that people would use 20 years ago. Or the Really Olds would use these days.
DOPE SMOKE
DREAMS OVER MONEY
HATELOVEHATEStylized as: hAteLOveHAte, so that ALOHA appears in the uppercase letters. I can’t help but picture that Spongebob mocking chicken meme.
IF YOU DON’T KNOW, YOU DON’T GO
IT’S ALL LOVECovers clothing and … disc jockey services.
LOOKS CUTEmight delete later.
LUCK KEYAs if LUCKY isn’t already protected in a thousand classes.
MADE TO MOVEI’m guessing they mean “move” as in “exercise,” not “pack up and live in a different home.”
NATURE’S HERITAGE
NEIGHBORHOOD HEROES
PROFESSIONAL RAWDOGGERThis may be the current winner for “if a guy is wearing this shirt, RUN.” ๐Ÿคฎ
SIP SAVOR SAVE
STAY HATEDAnother member of the STAY X club!
YOU LIKE THIS T-SHIRT, HUHI desperately want a question mark at the end of this phrase!

And in image marks this week: Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon prism + rainbow image, registered in a dozen classes for a huge number of goods. How they didn’t have this registered before is beyond me. I was raised listing to Pink Floyd (literally, this album was released just before my first birthday), and DSotM remains one of my all-time favorites. ๐Ÿ”บ๐ŸŒˆ

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon registered trademark

 


PART 2: CANCELLED MARKS

(Standard disclaimer: Always double-check these words and phrases before using them in your designs, to make sure there isnโ€™t a separate registration that is still live and active. Some marks have multiple registrations!)

BALLETCENTRIC
BE THE WHEEL
BEER SNOBHey, that’s me! I only drink Miller Lite, never Bud or Michelob. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿบ
CRAZY BITCHIncluded for the record, but … please don’t use this in a shirt design. The world doesn’t need garbage like this. It’s misogynistic and ableist at the same time! ๐Ÿคฎ
CUSTOM KETCHUPThe world does, however, need custom ketchup. I love to stir in a little yellow mustard for some zing!
FAT GIRLS FISHINGThis one has body-positivity potential. But the cancelled mark didn’t; it had all men in its specimens.
FORBIDDEN FLOWERSee, wouldn’t you rather be a forbidden flower than a crazy bitch? [edit: it has been brought to my attention that this is a gross way to refer to lady-parts. UGH!]
GENUINE GINGERS
HATCH
HOT CANDYThis sounds gross and melty and sticky. “Hey, I have a pocket full of …” (sigh) “… hot candy.” ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฌ
I’M GOING TO BE
KEEP IT JUICY
LITTLE MISS EVERYTHINGA phrase you’d only use for children, not for grown women, right? RIGHT???
LOVE WHAT YOU DO
REAL MEN MAKE TWINSReal men do a lot of things. Cry, express their emotions, talk about their feelings, empathize with the people around them. ๐Ÿ’ช
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ALMOST EVERY OCCASIONFinally, wouldn’t you rather be this than a crazy bitch OR a forbidden flower?

 


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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