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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – October 19, 2021

Oh. My. Gourd. We’ve crossed 1000 new registrations in class 025 for the week. I believe this is the first time it’s happened since I started the TM Tuesday project. Out of 1064 new registered marks this week, I’ve curated the ones most likely to horrify, upset, and amuse you. We had fewer than 200 cancellations this week to offset them.

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

1itt1epetsI’ve set this in lowercase so you can see the devious use of the number 1 in place of the two lowercase Ls. In all caps, mark is 1ITT1EPETS.
AFRICAN BEFORE THE TREND
AMATEUR AVIATORWow, now that’s one profession where I’m pretty much demanding some professionalism.
ART IS ESSENTIAL
BLOGGING OVER EVERYTHING
BOHOROMANTIC
CERTIFIED ASSHOLENow that’s a certificate I would love to see.
CERTIFIED GANGSTERSame owner as the previous mark.
DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF[clears throat] Ahem … are you FREAKING KIDDING ME? Covers shirts, mugs, and water bottles.
FREE GAME
HISPANIC HUSTLE
LETHARGICLike CERTIFIED ASSHOLE, this one speaks to me on a deeply personal level. 😆
LITTLE PEARS
MIAMI LIFE
OCCUPY SPACEHad to check the specimen to see if this was about empowerment, but it’s about going to space.  If you’re a fan of bad specimens, I recommend taking a look.
OHYEAHQUEEN
SAGACIOUSSeriously, this week’s list has to stop describing me. This is getting weird.
SEEK TRUTH RECEIVE TRUTH SHARE TRUTH
SERIOUSLY…POSITIVE
STUBBORN GENIUSCome on, people! I know you like me, but four marks about me? Why are you so obsessed with me?  This is SO not fetch.
THE CLEANER
THE FOOL CARD
THE RICH AUNTFinally, three in a row that don’t apply to me. 😆
TINYBOY
URBAN NEXUS
YOUARERIGHT

In illustrated marks this week, here’s a nazar (evil eye amulet) kind of shaped like a water drop
Nazar evil eye registered trademark

… and a very simple dragonfly silhouette clipart:
dragonfly registered trademark

And I’m not putting these next ones on the spreadsheet; I just find them interesting. The “All” collection (ALLCENT, ALLGOAL, ALLIFEWITHU, ALLLIFE, ALLLIST, and ALLZERO) and the “Any” collection (ANYALLY, ANYBEAN, ANYFOX, ANYHERO, ANYIDEA , ANYJAZZ, ANYPOEM, and ANYRAIN), all from overseas registrants. There are a lot more of these two-word mashups scattered through the list, like FIRENUT and FLYHORSE; I suspect we’ll see fewer marks of random letters, and more of these in the future.

 


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!)

AIN’T NOBODY SAYING NOTHINGThe rare and confusing triple negative!
BONE DEEPHad to go look at the specimen to see if this was a sex thing.  Nope, looks like it’s a fish thing!  (Fish sex thing? Still to be determined.)
COWGIRL LIFE
I OWN A LAWNMOWER – I don’t understand why someone would advertise this to the world.
LIVE DEEP
MAMA’S BOYHeyyy, here’s one that was on the spreadsheet! I’ve happily moved it down to the red dead zone at the very bottom.
SANDLIFE
SHAPE
SLAG
SPINACH MAFIA
STUDMUFFIN
VAPORIZE

 


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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