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

Brand New Trademark Applications: November 4 – November 10, 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.

BIG FLIRT
FOREST FOREVER
SCENTIFY
THE CANDLE SNOB
WELL-BEING CANDLE

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

BRILLIANT ELEMENTS
EVERY SOUL IS WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD
GRATITUDE BRACELET
MAKE THIS HOLIDAY REAL.
STAY LOVELY
WE DON’T SPARKLE OR BLING, WE SHIMMER!

 


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.

CUT THE FLUFF!
FRESH OUTTA FUCKS
GET ZEN AF
I LOVE YOU, KEEP GOING
LABEL WITH LOVE
MAGMA
MAKIN’ MEMORIES
MELANIN IN THE MOUNTAINS
MOTHER OF COLOR
PRAY FOR SUN
SASSY, STRONG & SORTED!
STAY LOVELY
TOOLS TO NAVIGATE LIFE’S TERRAIN

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

COLD BEER SURF CLUB
GO BABY GO
LOVE PEACE ALOHA
MELANIN IN THE MOUNTAINS
SEND ME
THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
TOTES BABE

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

ABC BABY
BAMBOO LIFE
TOTES BABE

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

EXPLORE YOUR WORLD
GOOD FRIENDS ARE LIKE STARS
JUST A GIRL WHO LOVES – Ugh, not this crap again. Different applicant than last time!
MELANIN IN THE MOUNTAINS
MONEY IS MY ANTIDEPRESSANT
NO MATTER WHAT LIFE THROWS AT YOU, AT LEAST YOU DON’T HAVE UGLY CHILDREN
PRAY FOR SUN
PASTRYARCHY
STAY LOVELY
THE WOKE SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

ABC BABY
LOVE PEACE ALOHA
PASTRYARCHY
PETRICHOR
MELANIN IN THE MOUNTAINS

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

10TH MAN
ALOHA FIXES EVERYTHING
BEFORE, DURING & AFTER
COLD BEER SURF CLUB
CUTIE DIVA
DAUGHTER OF THE SOIL
DON’T FORGET TO SMILE
EAT GOOD. LIVE GOOD. SMOKE GOOD.
EVERY SOUL IS WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD
FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA
GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE
GOTTA GO TO WORK
HBCU ATHLETICS LEGACY
HBCU BASKETBALL
HBCU FOOTBALL
I DECIDE MY OWN V.I.B.E.S
I BELIEVE IN SANTA’S CAUSE
IF YOU WOULDN’T DO IT TO YOUR MOTHER DON’T DO IT TO ME
JUST BLOOM
LET’S BALL
LET’S GO TO WORK
LIQUID SUNSHINE
LOVE PEACE ALOHA
MELANIN IN THE MOUNTAINS
MOMMY SQUAD
MONEY IS MY ANTIDEPRESSANT
MOTHER OF COLOR
P.S. LOVE GOD
PASTRYARCHY
PLANT SLUT
PRAY FOR SUN
STAY LOVELY
THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
TRY UNTIL YOU DIE
UNITED WE PICKLE
WITCHES BAKE
YAY FOOTBALL DAY

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

BOUGAINVILLEA

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

100%
COSPLAY
PUZZLE BOARD
YELLOW JACKET
YULE NEVER GUESS!

 


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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