Recent AEW signee Miro, formerly known as Rusev in WWE, has filed a trademark to secure his new in-ring name.
On 9/13, he filed a trademark for the name Miro with The United States Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark covers merchandise, as well as entertainment services as a professional wrestler, as well as online gamer and social media influencer.
The trademark was filed via ‘gimmick attorney’ Michael E. Dockins.
International Class 025: Hats; Pants; Shirts; Bandanas; Hooded sweat shirts; Sweat shirts
Intent to Use: The applicant has a bona fide intention, and is entitled, to use the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods/services. (15 U.S.C. Section 1051(b)).
International Class 041: Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line reviews of professional wrestling, popular culture, and video games; Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestler, sports entertainer, online gamer, and social media influencer; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestler, sports entertainer, online gamer, and social media influencer; 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 a professional wrestler, sports entertainer, online gamer, and social media influencer in the field of professional wrestling, sports entertainment, and online gaming 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 09/09/2020, and first used in commerce at least as early as 09/09/2020, 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, consisting of a(n) advertisement and screen grab of a live wrestling show showing the mark during a ring entrance.
Following his departure from WWE, Miro began discussions with All Elite Wrestling, signing a deal with the company earlier this month. His contract also allows him to work for NJPW in Japan.