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Update on the ECW trademark



PWInsider.com is reporting that the United States government has denied Mocker LLC’s request to register a trademark for “ECW.” The reason cited is that it would likely cause confusion with WWE’s registration of ECW trademarks. They further note that the marketplace could be confused because they are providing similar services that existing trademarks owned by WWE already do, which can confuse potential customers.

In the refusal letter, ECW One Night Stand, ECW Extremists, and ECW Vixens were listed as WWE trademarks that use the “ECW” letters.

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8 Responses

  1. -J- says:

    owned.

  2. Really? says:

    Yet when the Dudleys wanted to keep their own names that they had before going into WWE…

  3. Sweet says:

    The difference being that the Dudleys never bothered to file trademarks. Hell, WWE didn’t file for the Dudley Boys trademark until 2004. It all comes down to whether or not their WWE deals stated that the guys owned their gimmick. Rob Van Dam’s contract did, so he kept it in spite of WWE filing trademarks on it.

  4. Nick says:

    Really, if the WWE doesn’t renew the license on Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley and the Dudley Boyz, Team 3D could have a good chance of reclaiming them. It depends on whether or not the trademarks lapse and whether or not Team 3D can prove they have a right to take the trademark (which they probably could).

  5. Really? says:

    @Sweet – that’s my point, WWE failed to renew renew the ECW trademark, yet got to keep it anyway.

  6. cold says:

    A Trademark has to be dormant for 5 Years before someone else can snap it up….

  7. Boogeyman says:

    Ecw is a bunch of letters as Paul E. put it the original is what we should remember not anything else!

  8. rob says:

    Weren’t you in ECW, Boogey?

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