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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – October 5, 2021

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.

(Side note: did you know that CANDY CORN is registered for live plants and deer attractants? Now you do!)

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

ALWAYS ENCOURAGING
ARMED AF
ART OF BEING
BLACK COLLEGES ROCK
BOY CRAZYThis phrase pokes the same part of me that hates calling grown women “girls.” Let’s shame girls and women for their interests!
CLOUDY MOUNTAIN
CRUSH YOUR CRAFTLooking at the specimens, I don’t think this is “craft” in the “arts & crafts” sense, but more the “what you do” sense.
DISCOVHERYAnother mark that wedges “her” or “she” into a word. Classic!
ENTREPRENEURISHEntrepreneur 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 WINOkay, clearly this week’s theme is positivity and encouragement. I have no probs with that!
GLADIATOR
HBDLooks 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@UFeels like this is replacing a heart with the @. I don’t get it, but I may just be old and out of touch.
ICEANDSNOWThis hearkens back to a previous week’s theme of removing all spaces from a phrase. You’re late, iceandsnow!
LOST FAITH
MOIST GANGI’ve really only included this one because I know a lot of people hate the word moist.
PHILLY SPECIAL
PSYCHOThey knew this one would be a battle to get; their specimen is 188 pages long!
SHE MOVES MOUNTAINS
WHOLE ASS EFFORT
YARNOLOGYLooks 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:
Promoted to Big Sister - type 3 illustrated mark


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 MOMSMy upper brain knows that “baller” comes from people who play ball games well. But my underbrain always thinks of … other balls.
CHI
DAD’S ALWAYS RIGHT!Yeah, I’ve known a lot of dads. This is … not entirely accurate.
ESCAPE FROM THE ORDINARY
FATE
FEEL HAPPY, FEEL HEALTHY
GREEN IS COOL
JUST WANNA HUNT
LIVE TRUE LIVE YOU
MADE OF AMERICA
MINERALS
NINJA KITTIES
SECRETLY SPOILED
TO THE NUTSAs 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.
VACATIONS RULE
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!

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