WWE has filed a new trademark for an NXT star’s ring name with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
On March 29, WWE filed to trademark ‘Kushida’ according to USPTO records.
This is notable as Kushida used the same ring name before he signed with WWE, so it seems like if he ever leaves, he won’t be able to go back to it.
The filing was made with the following description:
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
Kushida is set for a match against Pete Dunne on night one of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver this coming Wednesday.