Happy October! It’s another big week, with 875 new registrations in class 025. To offset those, there were 203 cancelled marks. I’ve been changing the color scheme of the header image every month, and decided to go with something that’s a cross between pumpkin spice (yuck) and candy corn (yum) this time around. Keep your candy corn hate to yourselves.
PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS
ART OF BEING
BLACK COLLEGES ROCK
BOY CRAZY – This phrase pokes the same part of me that hates calling grown women “girls.” Let’s shame girls and women for their interests!
CRUSH YOUR CRAFT – Looking at the specimens, I don’t think this is “craft” in the “arts & crafts” sense, but more the “what you do” sense.
DISCOVHERY – Another mark that wedges “her” or “she” into a word. Classic!
ENTREPRENEURISH – Entrepreneur is one of those words my fingers just can’t type right the first 3 times.
FAILED. OVERCAME. SUCCEEDED. – It cracks me up that this went onto the spreadsheet right next to FALL DOWN. GET UP. Same sentiment, same punctuation!
FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
GET UP WIN – Okay, clearly this week’s theme is positivity and encouragement. I have no probs with that!
HBD – Looks like this was registered as one of those random 3-letter marks, but I know some folks use this as shorthand for “Happy Birthday.”
I STAY WINNING EVEN IF I LOSE
I@U – Feels like this is replacing a heart with the @. I don’t get it, but I may just be old and out of touch.
ICEANDSNOW – This hearkens back to a previous week’s theme of removing all spaces from a phrase. You’re late, iceandsnow!
MOIST GANG – I’ve really only included this one because I know a lot of people hate the word moist.
PSYCHO – They knew this one would be a battle to get; their specimen is 188 pages long!
SHE MOVES MOUNTAINS
WHOLE ASS EFFORT
YARNOLOGY – Looks like Hobby Lobby’s creating a branded line of yarn-related things. Lots of classes of goods.
And because I know some folks will see this one and panic: PROMOTED TO BIG SISTER is on today’s list as a type 3 illustrated mark. It’s okay! The plain text of the phrase is not registered. The registration covers the phrase only when it’s stylized in this way:
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!)
BALLER MOMS – My upper brain knows that “baller” comes from people who play ball games well. But my underbrain always thinks of … other balls.
DAD’S ALWAYS RIGHT! – Yeah, I’ve known a lot of dads. This is … not entirely accurate.
ESCAPE FROM THE ORDINARY
FEEL HAPPY, FEEL HEALTHY
GREEN IS COOL
JUST WANNA HUNT
LIVE TRUE LIVE YOU
MADE OF AMERICA
TO THE NUTS – As opposed to the “baller” above, this use of nuts does not appear to be in reference to legumes or tree nuts, if you know what I mean.
WHEN YOU CHOOSE, CHOOSE GOODNESS
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!