Both WWE and Keith Lee have filed to get the trademark rights to the name for use in professional wrestling.
This week, a notice was sent to Lee’s attorney indicating two issues with the application.
It was stated, “a mark in a prior-filed pending application may present a bar to registration of applicant’s mark.” Also, “the filing date of pending U.S. Application Serial No. 88594009 precedes applicant’s filing date.”
For WWE, they need to get Lee to sign a consent form to move forward with the application and get the trademark. On the flip side, Lee needs WWE to have their request be abandoned, then canceled for him to get the name.
WWE has until September to provide a signed consent form.
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