Harmless Junk, Inc.

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Harmless Junk, Inc. is a real Georgia-based corporation created and operated by The Brothers Chaps. It owns and controls the Homestar Runner franchise.

According to the DVD commentary for Halloween Fairstival, the name derives from the Batman episode "The Joker Goes to School".

[edit] 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). Canceled as of May 5, 2017 Here
76502436The Cheat's trademark Published for Opposition on September 28, 2004; intended for window clings and clothing such as sweatshirts and T-shirtsCanceled as of Jul. 24, 2015Here
76481419HOMESTAR RUNNER Canceled as of Feb. 13, 2015Here
76481416Strong Bad's trademark Image from Window Clings; intended for printed materials (especially stickers and window clings) and clothing (especially T-shirts and sweatshirts)Canceled as of Feb. 13, 2015Here
76502438THE CHEATIntended for games and toys, namely, plush toys, dolls and action figures.Canceled as of Jan. 13, 2012Here
76502437MARZIPAN Image of Marzipan AbandonedHere
76481418Homestar's trademark Intended for clothing, especially T-shirts and sweatshirts.Canceled as of Sept. 21, 2012Here
76566454HRH*R LogoCanceled as of Jun. 30, 2017Here
76502440Marzipan's trademark Intended for clothing such as T-shirts and sweatshirtsCanceled as of Sept. 21, 2012Here
76481417STRONG BADIntended for clothing, namely t-shirts.Canceled as of Sept. 21, 2012Here
78626723TEEN GIRL SQUADIntended for bumper stickers, tote bags, T-shirts, and sweatshirtsCanceled as of Feb. 7, 2014Here
78626709TROGDOR!! THE BURNINATORIntended for static cling stickers and bumper stickers.Canceled as of Jan. 27, 2017Here
78626689TROGDORIntended for messenger bags, T-shirts and sweatshirts.Canceled as of Aug. 07, 2017Here
78626666CHEAT COMMANDOSIntended for plastic collectible figurines and T-shirts.Canceled as of Jan. 24, 2014Here
88072170TROGDORIntended for board games.Registered TrademarkHere
88072315TROGDOR!! THE BURNINATORIntended for board games.AbandonedHere
88072419TROGDOR!! THE BURNINATORIntended for T-Shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and caps.Registered TrademarkHere
88072484TROGDORIntended for T-Shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and caps.Registered TrademarkHere
88138131HRH*R Logo — Intended for hats, T-ShirtsRegistered TrademarkHere
88138188HRH*R Logo — Entertainment services in the nature of an animated comedy series provided via the internet.Registered TrademarkHere
88141697HOMESTAR RUNNERIntended for hats, T-ShirtsRegistered TrademarkHere
88141771TEEN GIRL SQUADIntended for T-shirts.AbandonedHere
88141795HOMESTAR RUNNEREntertainment services in the nature of an animated comedy series provided via the internet.Registered TrademarkHere
88143521Strong Bad's new trademark!Intended for hats, T-ShirtsRegistered TrademarkHere
88540454Teen Girl Squad's TrademarkIntended for T-shirtsAbandonedHere
90322470Trogdor's TrademarkIntended for T-shirts, hooded sweatshirtsRegistered TrademarkHere
90322479Trogdor's Trademark AgainIntended for stickersRegistered TrademarkHere

Information from United States Patent and Trademark Office.

[edit] Notable Dates

  • December 6, 1999 — Registered the domain name homestarrunner.com.
  • January 2000 — Launched the website publicly.
  • Later 2000 — Began offering for sale a variety of merchandise, which now includes T-shirts, hats, posters, a 6-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 Dragon Con '05 in Atlanta, Georgia
  • April 30, 2007 — Registered the domain name whatthepfargtl.com
  • November 2, 2018 — Listed payment recipient for the "Trogdor!! The Board Game by Homestar Runner" Kickstarter campaign's BackerKit add-on items.
  • November 25, 2020 — Licensed Homestar Runner merchandise to Fangamer.

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