Is Merry Christmas Trademarked? Yes. Read About Christmas Trademarks
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There are numerous retailers, activities, and events that help us celebrate the holiday season. Some of them even trademarked the name MERRY CHRISTMAS. Is MERRY CHRISTMAS trademarked? Yes. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use the name in a non-commercial sense. You can even trademark MERRY CHRISTMAS for your business or products, as long as there is no confusion with the products or services for existing MERRY CHRISTMAS trademarks.
We’ve already discussed our favorite Halloween and Thanksgiving Trademarks, so now we are featuring a list of MERRY CHRISTMAS trademarks and our favorite Christmas trademarks that are registered with the USPTO.
Is Merry Christmas Trademarked? Yes. Check out this list of Registrations and Applications.
CLASS 024: Backdrops comprised of polymeric material being a textile substitute for use in photography; Canvas and muslin backdrops for use in photographic and video production; Chemical fiber fabrics; Cloths for removing make-up; Cotton cloth; Printed calico cloth; Shower curtains; Textile backdrops for use in photography; Textile wall hangings; Textile wall hangings, namely, cloth posters; Textiles for digital printing.
CLASS 031: Agricultural and horticultural products, namely, agricultural seeds and grains for planting, spores and spawn, dried plants, and living plants and trees; [ fresh fruit and vegetables; ] seedlings; seeds for horticultural purposes; natural plants and flowers.
CLASS 044: [ Agricultural services, namely, planting, growing, fertilizing, pruning and picking holly bushes for others, and agricultural advice; horticultural services ].
CLASS 016: Printed greeting cards.
CLASS 025: Clothing, namely, shirts, t-shirts, legging, shorts, pants, coats, vests, jackets, sweatpants, socks, hoodies, and dresses; Footwear; Headwear.
Here are some other Christmas Trademarks!
Hallmark Gold Crown
Hallmark is a one-stop shop for classic seasonal gifts. Christmas shopping can be very overwhelming, but Hallmark has something for everyone on your list. Hallmark Gold Crown was registered as a trademark on September 15, 2009, as retail store services featuring greeting cards, gifts, and collectibles.
The mark consists of the word “Hallmark” in script under an open Crown Design and over the words “Gold Crown” in uppercase block letters.
The popular coffee chain debuts its signature holiday cups each year. Starbucks also offers a seasonal menu that features festive beverages. Starbucks Coffee was registered as a trademark on May 13, 2008 for use in retail music and record stores, retail outlets, online retail store services, business administration, business management, and franchising, namely, providing technical assistance in the establishment and/or operation of restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, and snack bars.
The Elf on the Shelf
The Elf on the Shelf is a fun holiday tradition for children and their parents. The children’s book and doll encourage kids to behave during the holiday season under the premise that the elf is “watching”. The elf is placed in different locations around the house each day leading up to Christmas. The Elf on the Shelf was registered as a trademark on November 18, 2008, for use in Children’s activity books, Children’s books, and Dolls and children’s books, sold as a unit.
25 Days of Christmas – Trademarked
A longstanding seasonal tradition, the cable network Freeform broadcasts Christmas movies throughout the month of December. 25 Days of Christmas was registered as a trademark on September 24, 2002, as production and distribution of television programs. Some of the most popular Christmas movies are also registered trademarks:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas was registered as a trademark on May 23, 2017 for use in downloadable and digital children’s books, games, videos, and movies, audio files, educational materials in the nature of kits and lessons plans, DVD’s and high definition digital discs, etc.
Additionally, The Grinch was registered as a trademark on August 1, 2018 for use in pre-recorded video tapes, DVD’s, live-action entertainment, and production & distribution of motion picture films, etc.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
This holiday classic was registered as a trademark on June 14, 2011 for use in Entertainment in the nature of visual and audio performances (musical, variety, news, comedy shows, entertainment services, namely, television, motion picture film, audio and radio production), etc.
A Christmas Story
Inspired by this popular film, A Christmas Story was registered on June 26, 2018 for use with men and women’s clothing, namely t-shirts, sweatshirts, jogging suits, trousers, pants, tank tops, etc.
The color(s) red, green, white, and black is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of “A CHRISTMAS STORY” in red lettering outlined in white and then in black with a green wreath decorated with a red bow and red ornaments in place of the “O” in “STORY”
The Polar Express
The Polar Express was registered on February 17, 2015 for entertainment in the nature of amusement train rides; live musical and theatrical events in the field of entertainment featuring trains.
Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman was registered as a trademark on September 18, 2001 for use in printed matter and paper goods, namely books featuring characters from animated, action adventure, comedy and/or drama features, note cards, greeting cards, paper party favors and paper decorations, etc.
The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
The annual show takes place in New York City every year. The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes was registered as a trademark on May 9, 2017 for use in entertainment services, namely, the production and presentation of theatrical, musical, and cinematic shows and performances.
Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is another annual tradition that is broadcasted by ABC every New Year’s Eve. The event started in 1972, but was registered as a trademark on June 30, 2009 for use in entertainment services, namely, a series of television programs primarily featuring music performances.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU
A trademark application was filed to register ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU on September 26, 2019. The trademark application is associated with a variety of goods and services such as candles, downloadable video games, jewelry, gift wrapping paper, dishes, towels, clothing, and Christmas tree ornaments. Additional goods and services include beverages such as milk, hot chocolate, beer, and wine. This phrase originates from the critically acclaimed Christmas Song by Mariah Carey, “All I want for Christmas is You.” This song has been rerecorded and covered by many artists over the years, and has since become a Christmas staple.
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal
A trademark application was filed on November 12, 2019, to register the phrase “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” as a trademark with the USPTO. The goods and services associated with this application are listed as paper banners and paper party decorations. The phrase originates from the gangster film, ‘Angels with Filthy Souls’ which is shown in multiple scenes of the Home Alone franchise. Since then, “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” has become a popular phrase associated with the holiday season.
EsquireTrademarks.com wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!