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WWE files to trademark nickname of NXT developmental talent AJ Francis


WWE recently filed to trademark “Top Dolla”, which is the nickname of NXT developmental talent AJ Francis.

Francis was signed by WWE in 2020 and played in the NFL from 2013 to 2018.  He played with the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. 

Francis is also a featured host alongside Triple H and Stephanie McMahon on WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures on A&E. 

The trademark was filed for the following:

“Top Dolla” for general pro wrestling and sports entertainment use on April 27. The following use description was included with the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) filing:

“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”