Following news this past weekend of WWE having issues filing a particular trademark, several more have now followed suit.
- Pete Dunne
- Drew Gulak
- Tony Nese
WWE now has six months to clarify whether the names in the above trademarks are identify a specific living individual, and if that is the case, written consent from that specific individual – which is what was missing previously – must be provided.
On a related note, WWE filed for the following trademarks on October 14:
- Piper Niven
- Oliver Carter
- Mark Andrews
They were filed along with the following description:
“IC 041. US 100 101 107. 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”