MISSY MEYER’S SNARKY MUSINGS ABOUT TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHT, LICENSING, AND OTHER IP!

Brand New Trademark Applications: December 9 – December 15, 2023

First thing: DON’T PANIC! This is a list of brand new applications for trademarks, NOT a list of marks that have been fully registered. For all of the marks on this list, someone has submitted some paperwork to the USPTO, and the folks at the USPTO have put the information into their system, and assigned a Serial Number (for easy tracking and reference). At this point, these will all sit in limbo for 6 to 9 months until they’re assigned to an examining attorney.

Many of these are incomplete from the get-go, or will be abandoned, or will be rejected. And some are for some really weird goods in their category. So check the “Goods and Services” tab on any mark of concern to see what it intends to cover! I’ve gone with the most-often used classes for crafted goods. (Some of these are also legitimate brand names! I’ve included them on this list because those brand names are also words or phrases that may be used on the goods in question by crafters and makers.)

I’ve made bold the ones that seem particularly concerning to a lot of crafters.

 


Class 004: Fuels, Oils, and Illuminants

Includes: candles, tea lights, wax melts, potpourri wax, and lots of types of fuels and oils.

AFTER
CELEBRATIONS DESTINATION
HOTEL SCENTS
I’M NOT SAYING YOU’RE OLD……BUT IF YOU WERE A WHISKEY YOU’D BE REALLY EXPENSIVE
ILLUMINATI
IN GOOD ENERGY
IN THIS WORLD
OFF-WHITE – Goods: “candles, not primarily in the color off-white and not primarily sold in opaque packaging”
ROOM
UPGRADED TO MILF

 


Class 014: Jewelry

Includes: jewelry (rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc.), key chains, clocks and watches (except smartwatches), cuff links, jewelry boxes, and more.

ANIMAL FRIENDS
BODYGEMS
COVERED IN LOVE
LIONHEART
LOVE ARMY
LOVE INSCRIBED
LOVE IS A SUPERPOWER
TEAPOT
THREADS
WRAPPED UP IN HOPE

 


Class 016: Paper Goods & Printed Matter

Includes: greeting cards, pens, books, planners, journals, envelopes, decals and stickers, bags for packaging, gift wrap, art supplies, and more.

A LETTER TO
A LETTER TO MY BABY
A LETTER TO MY CAT
A LETTER TO MY DOG
ADORE
AFFORDABLE
AFTER
BRAVE INDEPENDENT THANKFUL CREATIVE HAPPY
COVERED IN LOVE
FORGIVENESS UNDERSTANDING COMPASSION KINDNESS
I’M SEEING THINGS
IN GOOD ENERGY
KIND SOUL
PROFESSIONAL HOMEGIRL
SHIFT HAPPENS JOURNAL
SLAY ALL DAY
TEAPOT
W
WRAPPED UP IN HOPE

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

Includes: luggage, carrying bags, animal collars and clothing, infant slings, wallets, umbrellas, saddles, and more.

1% BETTER EVERY DAY
COVERED IN LOVE
OFF THE BOOK
SEWN OF A WITCH
SOUTHERN WIVES CLUB
THE BITCH KNITS
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY BOOKS
WRAPPED UP IN HOPE

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

Includes: non-metal signs, figurines, pillows, picture frames, storage containers, mirrors, non-metal letter boxes, furniture, and more.

BUNKER
GOATED FOREVER
GROUND FLOOR
HAVEN
HOUSE CAT
RELAX DAWG
SNACK
W

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

Includes: drinking glasses, cups, mugs, insulated flasks, tumblers, cookware, pots & pans, cutting boards, oven mitts, and more.

1% BETTER EVERY DAY
BE GENTLE, I’M MENTAL
BLACK JAR
DAILY REMINDERS
DOG FRIENDLY. PEOPLE TOLERANT.
HAPY CUPS [sic]
HOUSE CAT
KEEP WHAT MATTERS CLOSE TO YOU
LET’S GET COOKING
MATZO BALL MAFIA
MISSION UNTHINKABLE
OTHER HALF
SAFE DRINK
TALLBOY
TEAPOT
TEARS OF MY PICKLEBALL OPPONENTS
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY BOOKS
UPGRADED TO MILF
W
YEAH…HERE WE GO!!!

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

Includes: flags, towels (bath, tea, dish, beach, etc.), pillowcases, curtains, blankets, textile place mats, tablecloths, and more.

1% BETTER EVERY DAY
BABY TACO
COVERED IN LOVE
FLEECE FUN
HOUSE CAT
WRAPPED UP IN HOPE

 


Class 025: Clothing

Includes: shirts, sweatshirts, baby bodysuits, cloth bibs, undergarments, aprons, shoes & socks, and so much more.

1% BETTER EVERY DAY
ADMINS RUN THE WORLD
ANIMAL PRINT
ANY PROBLEM YOU CAN FIX WITH MONEY, FIX WITH MONEY
BE GENTLE, I’M MENTAL
BLACK LIVES MATTER II
BOUGIE NOT BASIC
BRAVE INDEPENDENT THANKFUL CREATIVE HAPPY
CAFFEINE
CALL MY LAWYER
COVERED IN LOVE
CUDDLE PUDDLE
DEEP FAKE
DIVINE MORTAL
DOG FRIENDLY. PEOPLE TOLERANT.
DUB VIBES ONLY
FEEL LOVED
GO HARDER
GOD AND WEED
GOD BE GOD-ING
GOOD FRIENDS WILL TELL GOOD FRIENDS WHEN THEY’RE GETTING FAT
I AM
IT’S A NICE DAY
JESUS IS MAKING A COMEBACK
JESUS LOVES WINNERS
JUST DAWGS
LAKE COWBOY
LET’S GET COOKING
LOVE OF GOD
MAKE GOLF GREAT AGAIN
MODERN LUDDITE
OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT
OTHER HALF
PIRATE’S LIFE
PRAY N’ GRIND
PROFESSIONAL HOMEGIRL
ROOTING FOR YOU
SAVED & SALTY
SOUTHERN WIVES CLUB
STAY CHILL
TRY GOD
VICARIOUS
W
WORD.
WRAPPED UP IN HOPE
WRESTLE LIKE A GIRL
YEAH…HERE WE GO!!!
YOU’RE MY PEOPLE IF I’M YOUR PEOPLE
YOUR FAVORITE EARTHLING

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

Includes: hair bows & bands, ribbons, non-jewelry clothing accessories, Christmas wreaths & garlands, and more.

COVERED IN LOVE
DEATH TO BAD HAIR
GOLD LUSTER
RESPLENDENT AURA
WRAPPED UP IN HOPE

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

Includes: toys, games, dolls & plush, party hats, sports equipment, Christmas tree decorations, and more.

BOUGIE NOT BASIC
DEEP FAKE
HOUSE CAT
POSITIVE POTATO
WORLD SERIES OF DODGEBALL
WORLD SERIES OF TABLE TENNIS
WORLD SERIES OF VOLLEYBALL

And Universal is applying for action figures, card games, Xmas ornaments, and many other goods in 028 for a selection of movies. (They also have separate applications for these movies in 025 for clothing, but I was more amused by the action figures/card games. You aren’t using these anyway, RIGHT?)
AMERICAN PIE
CHUCKY
DAZED AND CONFUSED
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
LOVE ACTUALLY
SIXTEEN CANDLES
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
THE PURGE

 


[sic] = The mark contains a spelling, spacing, grammar, or punctuation error. The error is left as-is.

 


Note: This is a curated list, and may not include all marks that affect you or your business. All marks are Drawing Code 4, meaning they are plain text without any required style, color, or font.

If one of these applied-for marks affects your business or brand, it’s never too early to file a Letter of Protest! You’ll need to create a MyUSPTO account to submit an LoP. It’s a handy account; you can also keep a list of applications of interest, and get an email any time there’s activity on that application!

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