WWE files for several WCW trademarks after opposing Cody Rhodes
In the same week that WWE canceled trademark registration for the Cody Rhodes name, WWE has now filed for trademarks related to previous WCW events.
When news first broke that WWE allowed Cody to have the rights to the Rhodes name, there was speculation that it might be a situation where Cody gets the Rhodes name while WWE gets the trademark rights to WCW themes that Rhodes had been trying to get.
Rhodes was filing for trademarks of previous WCW themes to use in AEW last year. Those trademarks include the likes of Bash at the Beach, The Match Beyond, Slamboree, SuperBrawl, and more.
It was reported last November by Dave Meltzer that WWE was trying to oppose some of the trademarks that Cody was attempting to gain the rights to. Fast forward to this past April, WWE filed for the standard 90 days to oppose the filing. WWE had until July to file their opposition.
On November 3rd, WWE applied to trademark the terms Bash At The Beach, SuperBrawl, BattleBowl, Bunkhouse Stampede, The Match Beyond and Slamboree with the USPTO.
The description of these trademark reads like the following:
“G & S: Entertainment services, namely, a show about professional wrestling; entertainment services, namely, the production and exhibition of professional wrestling events rendered live and through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing wrestling news and information through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fans; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment.”
It will be interesting to see whether Rhodes tries to oppose these trademarks or if he goes after other names of shows that his father Dusty Rhodes came up with.