Posts Tagged ‘Trademark’

Arn Anderson will now be able to enforce his rights as the sole proprietor to a faction he’s synonymous with. Anderson announced on Twitter earlier today that he now legally owns the trademark to “4 HORSEMEN.” Wrestling Inc. has confirmed with “Gimmick Attorney” Mike Dockins that the USPTO registration is for “THE FOUR HORSEMEN” but legally Anderson now owns both spellings.

“I now own the 4 Horsemen trademark and for those fans that missed out on original 4 Horsemen merchandise, it will soon be available on BoxOfGimmicks.com,” he tweeted. “The Tradition of Excellence LIVES on.”

Anderson will be reunited with four other of his Horsemen when Starrcast V takes place in Nashville, TN during SummerSlam weekend at the end of July. Joining him for a special panel will be AEW colleague Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, and Ric Flair. Starrcast V will have a heavy eye on Flair as he’s billed to participate in his last match which will take place under the Jim Crockett Promotions banner, a trademark Conrad Thompson now owns the rights to. Starrcast is already making the most of Anderson’s ownership of the Horsemen trademark by promoting tees with the classic Horsemen logo on them.

Anderson is one of the several luminaries working for AEW. He along with his son Brock Anderson are on the roster, but both haven’t been seen much on television since Cody Rhodes left the company earlier in the year.

“We’re kind of in limbo as you could imagine but we’re there,” Arn said on an April episode of “The Arn Show.” “Brock has had some matches on [AEW] Dark, hope everybody is finding those and supporting him in that venture. It really is the best way and only way to get some reps in and it be televised, it’s just a different vehicle you have to go to to get it, being on YouTube.”

Free agent wrestler Dakota Kai has filed a new trademark application for “King Kota” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The mark is to be used for the following purposes:

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Shirts; Sweatshirts; Bandanas; Hooded sweatshirts

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing online interviews featuring professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment for entertainment purposes

Kai, real name Cheree Crowley, filed the application on 9 May 2022. Michael E. Dockins, a frequent collaborator when it comes to tying-up wrestling trademarks, is listed as the attorney of record.

Dakota was released by WWE alongside nine other NXT names on 29 April, ending a near-six-year run with the market leaders. Bound to a 30-day non-compete clause, she will be free to sign and appear for other promotions from 29 May, along with the other NXT wrestlers let go that day.

The New Zealander wrestled as Evie prior to joining WWE.

Former AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker filed to trademark her signature “D.M.D.” title with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 19th.

Michael E. Dockins, who has helped many wrestlers obtain their desired trademarks in the past, assisted Baker in the filing. The full description can be seen below:

“G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a a professional wrestler and sports entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a professional wrestler and sports entertainment personality; Organization, arranging and conducting of sumo wrestling competitions; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing online interviews featuring a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment for entertainment purposes.”

Apart from her thriving in-ring career, Baker is also a practicing dentist, hence the term D.M.D. (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry). She previously revealed that she still strives to maintain a full-time schedule with her dental practice while wrestling on AEW each week.

Baker recently lost the title to the current champion, Thunder Rosa, ending her 290-day streak, the second-longest reign in the history of the AEW Women’s Title. She qualified for the women’s AEW Owen Hart Foundation Tournament on this past week’s Dynamite and is looking to win the whole thing to show she is still the top woman in AEW.

Having been released by WWE on 2 June, CJ Perry has now revealed how she owns the Lana name she used during her eight-year tenure with Vince McMahon’s company.

As picked up on by Fightful, Perry explained to fans at this past weekend’s East Coast Autograph Auctions event how not only will she be able to use the Lana moniker in other wrestling promotions, but that she actually prefers Lane to her real name.

On the Lana mantle, CJ said:

“I own that. Owning ‘Lana’ is like owning the name ‘Mike’. You can’t. In my contract, they own Rusev because it’s so specific, but they don’t own Lana because you can’t.”

Having then asked fans which name she should use as and when she resurfaces in the wrestling business, Perry made mention of how she herself would prefer to be known as Lana:

“I would rather come out as Lana because, as the end of the day, I would rather just not come out with my real name.”

Like is so often the case, Lana was under the standard WWE 90-day non-compete clause after being let go earlier this year. Those 90 days expired at the start of last month, meaning that she’s now free to appear for any other wrestling promotion.

Of course, there have been plentiful rumours and rumblings that CJ Perry will eventually turn up in AEW alongside her husband Miro. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but there’s no doubting that the Lana and Miro pairing is clearly one that works as an on-screen tandem, as shown by the pair’s initial run on the WWE main roster.

WWE reportedly made contact with Chelsea Green Sunday night to inform her that they were going to release the trademark on her name, according to a report by Fightful Select.

Green confirmed the news to Fightful. She also said that she would be speaking more about it on the next episode of her Green With Envy podcast.

As noted earlier, WWE filed a trademark for “Chelsea Green” last year and at first, it looked like they were going to keep the name, despite her being released in April.

Green would later react to the news.

She tweeted, “I never thought I’d be in a legal battle for my BIRTH GIVEN name. Going to discuss it on tomorrow’s episode of @GreenWEnvyPod.”

Chelsea Green started the process to trademark her name back in April.

As mentioned, Green will be making her NWA debut later this month at EmPowerrr. 

WWE looks to be trying to keep hold of the “Chelsea Green” trademark that they originally filed for last year. Green was among those released by the company back in April.

Earlier this week on August 5, WWE replied to Office Action stating that the name identifies Chelsea Green, and she had given them permission to trademark the name. WWE provided a letter of consent from Green, but it was dated November 2020, when she was still with WWE.

Green herself had begun the process to trademark her name in April, following her release. She has been using “Chelsea Green” in recent appearance for promotions like Ring of Honor, NWA, and Impact Wrestling.

In other trademark news, WWE has filed for “SUNRAY.” No word yet on which Superstar this name will be used for.

Below is the full for use description:

“G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment; wrestling move.”

Former WWE Superstar Chelsea Green has filed to trademark the “50 Shades of Green” name.

The filing was submitted on April 21. The following use descriptions were included with the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) filing:

“IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Leggings; Shirts; Socks; Bandanas; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts”

“IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestling, sports entertainment, and podcast personality; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestling, sports entertainment, and podcast personality; Entertainment services, namely, providing podcasts in the field of professional wrestling, pop culture, fashion, current events, and relationships; Entertainment services, namely, providing video podcasts in the field of professional wrestling, pop culture, fashion, current events, and relationships; Providing online interviews featuring a professional wrestling, sports entertainment, and podcast personality in the field of professional wrestling, pop culture, fashion, current events, and relationships for entertainment purposes”

These filings come after Green recently filed to trademark her ring name.

“50 Shades of Green” is the name of Green’s new podcast that launched this week. The show can be found on Spotify, IHeartRadio and other podcast platforms.

Green will be releasing a new episode each Monday. Her show synopsis reads like this:

“Lovers! 50 shades of Green is more than just wrestling. Join Chelsea Green every Monday as she talks about the insides of the business, her relationship, sex, fitness and current events. No topic is off limits.”

Green was released from WWE back on April 15 along with 9 other Superstars. Her 90-day non-compete clause with WWE will expire on Wednesday, July 14.

Stay tuned for more. Below is the podcast announcement from Green:

Having been released by WWE just over a week ago, the former Peyton Royce has moved to trademark the name “Cassie Lee”.

The real-life Cassie McIntosh has formally filed for this trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and has already changed all of her social media accounts to reflect the Cassie Lee name.

In terms of what the Cassie Lee moniker was filed for, it was put in for various forms of merchandise and for appearances and services related to professional wrestling and sports entertainment. Safe to say, this seems to be her ring name moving forward.

Having made her in-ring debut back in 2009, the former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion originally went by the name of KC Cassidy before signing with WWE in 2015. There, she was initially named Cassie for her first few appearances under the NXT banner, before becoming Peyton Royce in August of that year.

The 28-year-old Australian was one of ten talents released by WWE last week, with the others being Royce’s IIconics partner Billie Kay, Samoa Joe, Mickie James, Chelsea Green, Kalisto, Wesley Blake, Bo Dallas, Mojo Rawley and Tucker.

Arn Anderson has claimed that a life-changing tag team opportunity should soon fall into the lap of one lucky AEW wrestler, doing so during the latest episode of his ARN podcast.

Here’s what the pro wrestling legend said:-

“To be perfectly honest, there’s something that’s going to be happening I hope pretty soon on AEW. I will keep that close to the vest until that does happen, but it will change my life 100% and it will change that individual’s life 100% as far as building a new tag team for the future. That may be the first building block and we’ll just sit on that for now, but there are some plans in the works.”

This followed on from comments on how Tully Blanchard and FTR have benefitted from working together, with Anderson revealing that he’d have liked to have managed Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood at one point.

Anderson filed a trademark application for his old legendary stable, The Four Horsemen, back in September. Said application is still awaiting examination per the United States Patent and Trademark Office. With former members Anderson and Blanchard both contracted to the promotion, reviving the stable in AEW has been rumoured on several occasions, with Arn previously naming Rhodes, FTR, and the tragically deceased Brodie Lee as his ideal modern picks last year.

The so-called “forbidden door” between All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling was thrown open with last week’s confirmation of a full-on working relationship between the two promotions.

NJPW’s KENTA appeared on the 3 February episode of Dynamite, attacking Jon Moxley to close the show. Reports that a deal had been struck soon followed, with NJPW’s desire to book Mox, the previously idle IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, pushing them to reopen talks with Tony Khan’s company.

Heel by Nature have now reported that AEW has filed trademark applications for “Forbidden Door” and “Forbidden Portal.” The promotion has done so for the purposes listed below, having filed on 8 February, though the terms aren’t currently searchable on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s database.

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International Class 025: Bandanas; Hats; Headwear; Pants; Shirts; Shorts; Socks; Sweatshirts; Undergarments; Jackets; T-shirts

International Class 041: Educational and entertainment services, namely, a continuing program about wrestling accessible by radio, television, satellite, audio; video and computer networks; Entertainment services in the nature of development, creation, production, distribution, and post-production of wrestling programs and events; Entertainment services in the nature of live wrestling performances; Entertainment services in the nature of production of wrestling programs and events; Entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of ongoing television programs in the field of wrestling; Entertainment services, namely, providing ongoing webisodes featuring wrestling via a global computer network; Entertainment services, namely, an ongoing multimedia program featuring wrestling distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; Entertainment services, namely, an ongoing series featuring wrestling provided through a global computer network.

Intent to Use: The applicant has a bona fide intention, and is entitled, to use the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods/services.