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Trademark Tuesday – New and Cancelled Marks – 11 June 2024

Weird numbers this week: only 515 newly registered trademarks in class 025, with a whopping 440 cancellations. And only 14 applications for plain text marks were abandoned. Plus, it’s almost halfway through June — if you file quarterly estimated taxes in the USA, don’t forget that Q2 is a shorty, and they’re due on June 15!

Note: The marks in part 1 are now fully registered and active! These lists are compiled from the Trademark Official Gazette, which publishes lists of the newest registered marks every week. (Some of these are 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.)

 


PART 1: NEW REGISTRATIONS (PRINCIPAL REGISTER)

AGENT ORANGE – A punk/surf band formed in 1979. Here’s “Bloodstains.”
BARRY MANILOW – But you weren’t using his name anyway, right?
DEM’ NUTZ – Goes right below DEEZ NUTS on the spreadsheet.
JOIE DE VIVRE
LIVE A LIFE OF IMPACT – Don’t tell me how to live! You’re not my mom!
LIVE TRUE
LOVE SIGN – Specimens show the ASL single-hand sign for “I love you.”
MAGICK – Different owner than MAGIC, which has been registered since 1991.
MODERN AGE
MONSTER CREW
MY FIRST CRUSH
ONE OF THE LOCALS – Nothing like some generic local pride!
PERFECTLY PRETTY – Goods: bras, panties, shapewear. Good, because I don’t think I could hang with someone who wore this on a shirt.
REBEL WITH A KICKSTAND – I’m looking at electric bicycles. Anyone recommend Engwe?
SAW – The initials of a woman who does … “laser coaching”?
SCARRED
STAY RUGGED – Don’t tell me how to stay! You’re not my mom!
THE FREE REPUBLIC OF CALIFORNIA
TOES IN THE SAND
TOP ONLY
TRANSITIONAL SWADDLE SACK – Yep, it’s a zip-up bag to put your baby in.
WE GONE MAKE IT HAPPEN
WHITEWASHED – I put this in the politics section of the spreadsheet.
WILD NOT DOMESTICATED
Y’ALLYWOOD

 


PART 1-B: NEW REGISTRATIONS (SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER)

There were 13 total this week; none of them seemed particularly important for crafters & makers.

 


PART 1-C: OLDER REGISTERED MARKS I DISCOVERED THIS WEEK

BECAUSE HOPE MATTERS
RED HEAD

 


PART 1-D: FASCINATING MARKS OF THE WEEK

I thought I’d share some illustrated marks this week; I rarely put them on these lists, because I don’t often see things that I think would be worrying to crafters and makers. And with these, you can see why! These marks are definitely … original. 😆

a flaming watermelona very strange bearlobster moose
flaming watermelon!bondage bear?lobster moose!

 


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!)

BEING NORMAL SUCKS
BELTAINE
BEST IN THE LEAGUE
BLACK. NO SUGAR NO CREAM
BORN TO SPARKLE * [removed from spreadsheet]
COMPOSED
COWBOY JUSTICE
COWGIRL COOL
COZY NEST
EATING YOU ALIVE
FLY ARTIST
FLY CHICK
GOLF LIFE
GONE PUFFIN’
I CAN DO ALL THINGS
IN FUN WE TRUST
KNOCK EM DEAD
LIVE LOVE GAMEDAY
LUXE LIFE
MORE THAN LUCK
MUSIC NEVER SLEEPS
NO BITCHIN’ JUST FISHIN’
NO PUG LEFT BEHIND
OLEANDER
ONE TUFF BABE
PARTY LIKE IT’S 1939
PETS LIVES MATTER * [removed from spreadsheet]
PLEASE BELIEVE
POP THE CHAMPAGNE I’M CHANGING MY LAST NAME
SABORLIFE
SOLE
SPIRITUALLY TWISTED
STEADY MOMMIN’
STILL HERS
STONED AGE
SWEAT NOW SLAY LATER
THE BEST KIND OF DAD
THINK HALF FULL
TREASURE KING
TURN LOVE UPSIDE DOWN
VALLEY TRASH

 


PART 3: ABANDONED APPLICATIONS! 🎉

Here are the applications that were abandoned this week in class 025, with mark drawing code 4. The most likely cause was the applicant not submitting corrected, updated, or informative material by the USPTO’s deadline. Ding, dong, these witches are dead! 🪦

97042497HAVE A HORNS DOWN DAY!
97875213HIGH TIDE ROLLING
97158304I’M GOATED
97229818SLEEP POUCH
97756737WE COMING

 



[sic] = The mark contains a spelling, spacing, grammar, or punctuation error which does not appear to be wordplay. The error is left as-is.
[removed from spreadsheet] = The cancelled item had been on my spreadsheet of marks, and has now been removed.

 


Note: This is a curated list, and may not include all marks that affect you or your business. All opinions expressed in the snark are my own. All snark is intended for entertainment purposes.

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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