If you sell or planned on selling dogs treats on Mackinac Island in Michigan, the most creative name for your product just got taken. On January 23rd and 24th, a quaint business known as Marc's Double Oven Bakery filed federal word and design trademark applications, respectively, for MACKI GNAWS in Class 031 for "dog treats."
The applicant smartly used an attorney to file these applications and I do not see any issues with either. Unless there is an existing registration for a mark similar to MACKI GNAWS (unlikely given the creativity behind the name) being used on goods related to dog treats, this mark should have no problem registering. When it does, this little business on Mackinac Island will obtain the exclusive right to use the term MACKI GNAWS on dog treats across the United States.