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

Brand New Trademark Applications: October 21 – October 27, 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.

AWW GURL
CANDLESTOCK
CIRCUS
ENCHANTED APOTHECARY

 


Class 009: Electrical Apparatus & Digital Products

Includes: downloadable image files, computer software, computer fonts, computers, media players, phone cases, and a whole lot more.

EXCLUSIVE
STILL TRUMPING

 


Class 014: Jewelry

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

AWW GURL
GREAT RING BLANK
GREETING CARD EARRINGS
MAKEFRIENDS
TINY BIRTH FLOWER
TURQOISE PEARL

 


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 GRANDMA BOOK
DRAW ME
HILARIOUS DAD
LOOT
RIBBON PEOPLE
SINGLE FINGER SALUTE
STAMP JOY
THE PAINT BRUSH COVER
UGLY BITCH
WHO GIVES A SHEET

 


Class 018: Bags & Leather Goods

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

ANNOYANCE AVOIDANCE
AWW GURL
BORN IN – Specimens all show the text “BORN IN DETROIT.”
CONSTRUCTIVE PARENTING
LET’S RUN THERE
LIFE GIVER
PLEASE COME HOME
PROUDLY PLASTIC
SEASIDE
SWINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
YOU LOOK GOOD IN COMFY

 


Class 020: Furniture & Home Décor

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

ANNOYANCE AVOIDANCE
CHEEKY BAMBINI
DINO DOGS
KITTY CARDBOARD
LETTERGLYPH
THERE IS MORE
YOU LOOK GOOD IN COMFY

 


Class 021: Housewares & Glass

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

AWW GURL
BIG SHRED ENERGY
BORN IN
EASY EASY LIFE
IT’S 5:00 SOMEWHERE
MARINERS LIFE – Applicant: Mariners School Inc., not the Seattle Mariners.
PROTECT YOUR KARMA
SEASIDE
UGLY BITCH – Their first specimen is [chef’s kiss].

 


Class 024: Textiles & Household Linen

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

CUM RAG – Oh. Oh no, company in China. That’s … oh my.
JUNGLE VIBES ONLY
METRO FARMHOUSE
SWINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
YOU LOOK GOOD IN COMFY

 


Class 025: Clothing

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

ACCUSED SLACKER
ACROSS THE WAVES
ALL IN
AWW GURL
BE YOU DO YOU
BIG SHRED ENERGY
BORN IN
BOSS FARMER
CHASE GREATNESS
CONSTRUCTIVE PARENTING
DOPE AND DIVINE
DREAM OR HUSTLE
FAITH OVER WORRY
FIGHT FIGHT WIN WIN
FOCUSED
FORKING BEST
FREEDOM IS PRICELESS
FUCK OFF WITH LOVE
FVCK
HILARIOUS DAD
IN MY SKIN ERA
JUNGLE VIBES ONLY
KITTYSAURUS
LET’S RUN THERE
LIFE’S BETTER WHEN YOU DANCE
MARINERS LIFE
MIDWEST COWBOY
MOODY MAMA
NO RICH DAD
PAY UP SUCKER
PREFERABLY NAKED
PROTECT YOUR KARMA
REJECTED BY MAN, ACCEPTED BY GOD!
RESPECT MY TALENT
SEAMS SIDE OUT
SINGLE FINGER SALUTE
SOFTER THAN A SNOWFLAKE
SWINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
THANKS FOR PLAYING
THE MAN CHILD
THIN RED LINE
TOGETHER
UGLY BITCH – Another exquisitely Photoshopped specimen.
WHAT THE FORCE
WHOLE LOTTA THICKNESS
YOU LOOK GOOD IN COMFY

 


Class 026: Textiles & Cloth Finishing

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

AWW GURL
QUICK TINSEL

 


Class 028: Toys & Games

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

BIRTHDAY PRINCESS – Goods: dolls & doll accessories.
CATASAURUS
DON’T BE A DICK!
FUN EMPLOYED
KITTYSAURUS
MARINERS LIFE
MY FIRST RODEO
TRIVIA NERD
UNICORN – Goods list includes knitted toys & activity toys.

 


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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