Harmless Junk, Inc.

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Harmless Junk, Inc. is a real Georgia-based corporation created and operated by The Brothers Chaps. It is the creator and owner of the animated cartoons that we know and love as Homestar Runner.

The company was originally set up for freelance Flash animations, and is responsible for the Mellow Mushroom website, which features the voices of Matt Chapman and Missy Palmer. It has become the legal face for all Homestar-related products.

Contact Info

Harmless Junk, Inc.
PO Box 888421
Atlanta, GA 30356-0421

Phone: (770)399-5492

Trademarks Applied For

Serial Number Description Comment Current Status Status Page
78382974 CHEAP AS FREE Intended for prerecorded CDs featuring musical and comedic content (such as Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits) and prerecorded DVDs featuring animated and musical content (such as strongbad_email.exe and Everything Else). Registered trademark Here
76502436The Cheat's trademark Published for Opposition on September 28, 2004; intended for window clings and clothing such as sweatshirts and T-shirtsRegistered trademarkHere
76481419HOMESTAR RUNNER Registered trademarkHere
76481416Strong Bad's trademark Image from Window Clings; intended for printed materials (especially stickers and window clings) and clothing (especially T-shirts and sweatshirts)Registered trademarkHere
76502438THE CHEATIntended for games and toys, namely, plush toys, dolls and action figures.Registered trademarkHere
76502437MARZIPAN Image of Marzipan AbandonedHere
76481418Homestar's trademark Intended for clothing, especially T-shirts and sweatshirts.Registered trademarkHere
76566454HRH*R LogoRegistered trademarkHere
76502440Marzipan's trademark Intended for clothing such as T-shirts and sweatshirtsRegistered trademarkHere
76481417STRONG BADIntended for clothing, namely t-shirts.Registered trademarkHere
78626723TEEN GIRL SQUADIntended for bumper stickers, tote bags, T-shirts, and sweatshirtsNotice of allowanceHere
78626709TROGDOR!! THE BURNINATORIntended for static cling stickers and bumper stickers.Registered trademarkHere
78626689TROGDORIntended for messenger bags, T-shirts and sweatshirts.Registered trademarkHere
78626666CHEAT COMMANDOSIntended for plastic collectible figurines and T-shirts.Final review completeHere

Information from United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Notable Dates

  • December 6, 1999 — Registered the domain name www.homestarrunner.com.
  • January 1, 2000 — Launched the website publicly.
  • Later 2000 — Began offering for sale a variety of merchandise, which now includes T-shirts, hats, posters, a 5-disc DVD set and others.
  • January 10, 2003 — Filed for a United States patent for registration of HOMESTAR RUNNER as a service mark and trademark. This was granted on July 6, 2004 with registration number 2859529.
  • July 3, 2003 — Filed WIPO case No. D2003-0967 against John Zuccarini for "typosquatting" against homestarrunner.com. 1 2
  • September 12–14, 2004 — Booth at the Comic and Game Retailer Summit in Baltimore.
  • February 25–27, 2005 — Booth at MegaCon in Orlando, Florida.
  • September 2–5, 2005 — Booth at DragonCon '05 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • April 30, 2007 — Registered the domain name whatthepfargtl.com.
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