Cody Rhodes will be wrestling under “The American Dream” moniker, despite not legally owning the trademark for the name.
During this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite, Cody Rhodes delivered a patriotic promo against Anthony Ogogo, challenging him to a fight at Double Or Nothing later this month. Rhodes stated he will be known as “The American Dream” that night, paying homage to his late father Dusty Rhodes, who previously used the name.
Cody Rhodes Abandons “The American Dream Trademark”
For the past two years, Cody Rhodes has been attempting to trademark the term “The American Dream”, but has been faced with several roadblocks from The United States Patent and Trademark Office.
On March 31, the trademark filing was abandoned due to Rhodes not providing sufficient documentation for outstanding issues the USPTO had with his application.
The application is abandoned because applicant’s response to the final Office action dated 7/10/2020 is not complete for the reason(s) stated below.
In this case, applicant did not (1) raise a new issue, (2) resolve all outstanding issue(s) in the final Office action, (3) provide any new or compelling evidence with regard to the outstanding issue(s), or (4) present analysis and arguments that were persuasive or shed new light on the outstanding issue(s). Additionally, applicant did not timely file a notice of appeal and no time remains in the response period.
The reason behind the rejection was due to Rhodes not providing evidence showing the “The American Dream” used in entertainment services, specifically live appearances and appearances by a professional wrestler.