Apparently Cody Rhodes was recently denied the ability to trademark his own late father’s name.
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Executive Vice President (EVP) and active AEW talent Cody Rhodes has been denied by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office in his attempt to trademark his father’s name, Dusty Rhodes.
Reports are that the trademark was refused due to its similarity to Dustin Rhodes, Cody’s older brother.
You can read an excerpt from the official document below.
Here, the marks share one term, “RHODES”, and a highly similar term “DUSTY/DUSTIN”, and share the same overall commercial impression of that of a surname and given name, respectively. Given the high similarity in appearance, sound, and meaning of the marks, the marks are confusingly similar.
“The American Nightmare’s” legal team states that they plan to continue pursuing the trademark.
UPDATE On #AEW EVP & wrestler #Cody being denied rights to trademark his own late father #DustyRhodes‘ name
FULL STORY: https://t.co/hJtP9yRGnZ pic.twitter.com/i4MG03ezZr
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) December 28, 2019
WWE & AEW NEWS, RUMORS & VIDEOS/PHOTOS
* Backstage WWE News On Vince Missing TV Tapings Often Lately & New Creative Team Member
* WWE Hypes The “NEW-LOOK Daniel Bryan” In Special New Video
* Backstage Update On WWE’s The Revival & AEW’s Private Party Taking Picture Together
* Update: Ric Flair’s WWE Deal Coming Up Soon, Is He Planning Jump To AEW?
* Dana Brooke Opens Up On Past Boyfriend’s Suicide & New Relationship With Batista
* WWE Finalizes Interesting Plan For Cain Velasquez’s In-Ring Return For Early 2020
* Stephanie McMahon Confirms Ronda Rousey’s WWE Return: “She Will Definitely Be Back”
* Latest On John Cena Having A Significant Role At WrestleMania In Tampa Bay
* Edge WWE Return Update: When & Where Will It Go Down?
* What Does Cody Think Of NWA Taking His Dad’s Legendary “Hard Times” Promo For PPV Name?
* Scarlett Bordeaux Reveals Sexy New Photo Shoot: “Are You Guys Ready …”
* Top NXT Superstar Set To Move To WWE Main Roster Sooner Than You Think
* Top 10 Funniest Moments Of 2019 Ranked By WWE In New Special Video
* Which Star Does Triple H Predict Will Carry NXT Brand Through 2020?
* Tony Khan Gives Shawn Spears ‘Stone Cold Stunner’ After AEW TV Taping (Video)
eWrestling.com Social Media Interaction
* Follow eWrestling head writer Matt Boone on Twitter @MattBoone1984
* Follow the official eWrestling account on Twitter @eWrestlingCOM
* Follow the official eWrestling Facebook page at Facebook.com/eWrestlingCOM
* Chat with other fans about this article in the official eWrestling Disqus feed below, or at Disqus.com/home/forums/http-ewrestling-com