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Karl Anderson Files Trademark For ‘Chad 2 Badd’

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Former WWE Superstar Karl Anderson has filed trademark for the name “Chad 2 Badd”.

The filing was sent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on May 5, for use as a professional wrestler.

Attached to the application was an IMDB listing and WWE Network screenshots showing he used the name during his time in WWE for the SouthPaw Regional Wrestling episodes.

The filing also lists the name being first used in 2002, but does not provide any proof of that.

It’s unknown if WWE plans on opposing the trademark.

International Class 041:  Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestler and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, providing podcasts in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment; Entertainment services, namely, providing video podcasts in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing online interviews featuring professional wrestlers and sports entertainers in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment for entertainment purposes

Use in Commerce: The applicant is using the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods/services. The applicant attaches, or will later submit, one specimen as a JPG/PDF image file showing the mark as used in commerce on or in connection with any item in the class of listed goods/services, regardless of whether the mark itself is in the standard character format or is a stylized or design mark. The specimen image file may be in color, and the image must be in color if color is being claimed as a feature of the mark.

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 00/00/2002, and first used in commerce at least as early as 00/00/2002, 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) screen captures showing the mark used in respect of the services.

Anderson used the services of Michael Dockins, who is now the go-to lawyer for wrestlers seeking trademark filings.

Last month, Anderson’s WWE partner Luke Gallows filed trademark for the name “Sex Ferguson”.