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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – September 21, 2021

There are 642 new registered marks in class 025 this week. (And for those who’ve asked to see the whole list, here’s a link to my filters for the Trademark Official Gazette, so you can see what I’m culling through. If you have questions about why I do or don’t include a mark in my curated list, drop me a comment!) To offset, we had 212 cancellations.

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS

ALTRUISTICHow very selfless and devoted to the welfare of others this registration is! “I’m altruistic. Here’s a cease-and-desist for using my mark.”
BIGDUDE
BIKES, BEARDS & BROTHERSI feel like most marks like this fail to use the Oxford comma. Disapprove!!
BUCK NEKKED
DEFY THE ODDS
DON’T ASK WHY, JUST COMPLY!What a catchy little rhyme for such a gross sentiment!
FISH THING
GOD’S WARRIOR
HOCKEY CULTURE
KEEP IT RUGGED
LIVE REGALLY
LOOK GOOD. FEEL GOOD. GET SH*T DONE.Covers leggings and shapewear. You know me, I just love to include the sweary ones.
MAJESTIC MOMMY
NAUGHTY BROWN GIRL
NICE TILTSThe registration uses title case, “Nice Tilts.” Yes, I misread it at first, as I bet you did too.
PRETTY GIRLS CLUBThis has a different owner than last week’s PRETTY GIRL ALLIANCE. Oh, how I hope they battle for pretty girl dominance!
RELEASE THE KRAKENI love seeing short-duration memes get registered months after the world has forgotten them.
SELFISH BASTARDSA nice counterpoint to ALTRUISTIC, and also to the PRETTY GIRLS CLUB at the same time!
SILLY CAT
THE ORIGINAL COWBOY

Also, if you’re a fan of This Old House (because you’re an old person like me), you may find it amusing that the Silva Brothers Construction logo was registered for shirts this week. You go, Tommy and Charlie! Make some bank!

 


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!)

001
BE BASICHow dare you! Don’t tell me to do what I’m already doing. XD
BEES & HONEY
DARK & GLORIOUS
DON’T ASK WHYWhat a funny coincidence that this is in the gazette the same week as the other don’t ask why up above! Different owners.
EAT THE RICHHow dare you! Don’t tell me to do what I’m already doing.
GLAM SQUAD
GO FOR IT
HAVE A HAPPY
I SMELL LIKE VICTORYDiscussion: what does victory smell like? My guess is a blend of vanilla and linen, with a topnote of stale sweat.
MOUNTAIN STRONG
MY BOYFRIEND ROCKSDoes the fact that they let this registration expire mean that they broke up?
OPERATOROh, won’t you help me make this call? #OldPersonMusic
REEL HOBBY
SHE CAN PLAY!
SIMPLY LIFE
SKATE LIFE
SLAP THAT PIGHow dare you! Don’t tell me etc. etc.
STEEL HARD
TAKE EM OUT

 


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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2 Responses

  1. The Seattle Kraken are a new NHL hockey team. Looks like the new tm owner might know that. I wonder if he’s aligned with Disney for the obvious Pirates of the Caribbean quote. ;p

    1. See, I thought it was hopping on the bandwagon from the use of the phrase surrounding Trump’s lawyers last year. But I guess that didn’t happen until November-ish, while this application was submitted in August. 🤔

      (Side note: SO JEALOUS that Seattle has an NHL team. Growing up there, I went to many Thunderbirds games!)

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