Intellectual property is a complicated matter. Especially when it involves using wrestling names and gestures. Such is currently the case for The Good Brothers and Bullet Club.
During their recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows commented on the process of using trademarks for the Bullet Club reunion. Here are their comments, courtesy of Fightful:
Anderson: “They didn’t at first, me and Gallows almost got it. We almost got a hold of the trademark, we might not have ever been booked again, but we almost got ahold of it. New Japan did get ahold of it. I don’t know if they realized how big it was going to be.”
Gallows: “I’m still the current owner of the Biz Cliz trademark. We searched [Bullet Club] one day and went, ‘Holy shit, [NJPW] just got it three weeks ago.'”
Anderson: “We tried to get it on a fake trademark site and we lost money. We tried to bootleg it. Now we tried to trademark everything and we’re getting bills for $5,000 a week.”
Gallows: “Before we got a real trademark lawyer, we tried every carny move we could to trademark it.”
The Good Brothers reunited with Kenny Omega in Impact last month, marking the first time they had been together since 2016. The trio then aligned with the Young Bucks in AEW, although that group appears to be short-lived.