Independent promotion Northeast Wrestling filed a number of trademarks with the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office, including “WrestleFest”, which is also owned by WWE.
WWE currently owns the trademark for use in video games, filing a trademark in 2011 prior to development of the THQ mobile game WWE Wrestlefest, based on the well-known WWF arcade game made popular in the early 1990s
Video and computer game tapes, video and computer game discs, video and computer game cassettes, video and computer game cartridges, video and computer game CD-ROMS, video output game machines for use with televisions; video and computer game software; downloadable video games for use with wireless devices; interactive video game programs and computer game cartridges; interactive multimedia computer games on all platforms comprised of computer hardware and computer game software; electronic game software that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device; graphics and music via a global computer network and wireless devices
Northeast Wrestling plans on securing the trademark for use in wrestling events, which they have produced under the WrestleFest brand since 1996 according to the filing.
Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestling 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; Organizing conventions for entertainment purposes; Production of DVDs featuring professional wrestling; Production of DVDs, videotapes and television programs featuring professional wrestling; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing online interviews featuring professional wrestling and sports entertainment personalities in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment for entertainment purposes
Northeast Wrestling has also filed trademarks for the terms “NEW”, “Wrestling Under The Stars”, and “Northeast Wrestling”. The filings were made on June 18 via “gimmick attorney” Michael E. Dockins.
It’s unknown if WWE plans to oppose the Wrestlefest trademark, despite it being used for different services.