AEW Star Mark Sterling has filed a trademark to secure his ring name.
On 6/22, Smart Mark, LLC filed a trademark for the name Mark Sterling with The United States Patent and Trademark Office. The filing was facilitated by “Gimmick Attorney” Michael E. Dockins.
The trademark filing included screenshots showing the name in use, including a WWE match, podcast interview, and AEW match card.
Filing Date: 06/22/2021 To the Commissioner for Trademarks: MARK: MARK STERLING (Standard Characters, see mark) The literal element of the mark consists of MARK STERLING. The mark consists of standard characters, without claim to any particular font style, size, or color.
The applicant, Smart Mark, LLC, a limited liability company legally organized under the laws of Ohio, having an address of 1000 Jackson St. Toledo, Ohio 43604 United States
International Class 041: Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestling, sports entertainment, and podcast personality; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestling, sports entertainment, and podcast personality; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing online interviews featuring professional wrestling, sports entertainment, and podcast personality in the field of professional wrestling, sports entertainment, podcasting, and action figures for entertainment purposes
In International Class 041, the mark was first used by the applicant or the applicant’s related company or licensee predecessor in interest at least as early as 07/00/2015, and first used in commerce at least as early as 07/00/2015, and is now in use in such commerce. The applicant is submitting one(or more) specimen(s) showing the mark as used in commerce on or in connection with any item in the class of listed goods/services.
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