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Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson File Multiple Trademarks Outside WWE

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The Club, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows have recently filed a number of trademarks for use outside the WWE.

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The following trademarks were filed by Luke Gallows under his company Wrestlemerica, LLC on 1/19/19.

  • Doc Gallows
  • Talk’N’Shop
  • Big LG
  • Good Brothers
  • Good Brother
  • Biz Cliz

The following trademarks were files by Karl Anderson under his company MG Karl Anderson, LLC on 1/18/19

  • Karl Anderson
  • Machine Gun
  • Hot Asian Wife

The WWE had previously filed a trademark for the name Karl Anderson, which was abandoned.

The WWE attempted to renew the trademark, but it was contested by the trademark office.

The trademark office sent WWE legal a letter on 1/24 indicating the name Karl Anderson was identifying a personal name.  This was sent regardless of Karl Anderson’s real name being Chad Karl Allegra.

The refusal is based on how KARL ANDERSON appears on the specimens of record.  It is well established that an individual’s name is registrable as a service mark if that name is used in a manner that would be perceived by consumers as identifying the services in addition to identifying the person.

The refusal to register because the applied-for mark, as used on the specimen of record, is a personal name that identifies only the name of a specific individual is continued and made FINAL; it does not function as a service mark to identify and distinguish applicant’s services from those of others and to indicate the source of applicant’s services.

The WWE is currently opposing refusal, and has revived the application.

Prior to the WWE trademarking personal names, they have talent sign IP Consent forms, which allows the company to use the name for goods and services.

The WWE had Karl Anderson sign an IP consent form on 2/28/16, shortly after he was signed to the company.

The WWE had not sent the trademark office a new IP consent form, and since their original filing was abandoned, Karl Anderson was able to trademark the name himself.

This may cause issues when the trademark office notices both names attempting to be filed at the same time as it will flag the system.

Both Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows contracts with WWE end this summer, and the new filings are for use for their own merchandise, which they are selling on Pro Wrestling Tees.

There is no word whether these new trademarks will cause any friction between The Club and the WWE.

 

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Becky Lynch Announces Engagement To Seth Rollins

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Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins are planning to get married.

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Lynch took to Twitter to announce her engagement with the following caption – “Happiest day of my life. For the rest of my life.”

Rollins and Lynch have been publicly dating since Wrestlemania 35, although the two have been rumored to have been together for several months prior.

No date has been set for the marriage.

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Report: CM Punk’s Agent Reached Out To FOX To Become Co-Host on WWE’s FS1 Show

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WWE is moving SmackDown Live to FOX this October, and has a scheduled in-studio talk show on FS1 every Tuesday. One interesting name has come up to co-host the show, CM Punk.

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Creative Artists Agency (CAA) represents both CM Punk and WWE. The agency reached out to FOX about having CM Punk co-host the up-coming WWE in-studio show according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

If accepted, CM Punk would be working for FOX, and not WWE. The Observer speculated that WWE would absolutely hate this idea.  So far no actual negotiations between FOX and CAA have taken place, all that is known is that an agent from the company reached out to FOX regarding the FS1 show.

WWE’s new in-studio show on FS1 is scheduled to begin airing this fall.

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WWE Teams With Endeavor Audio To Launch ‘WWE Podcast Network’

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WWE announced today plans on launching the WWE Podcast Network. The company has teamed up with Endeavor Audio for the venture, which will have several Superstar-focused series.

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WWE will be looking to enter the market, which currently has a number of wrestling focused podcasts available. The Bella Twins already have a podcast hosted on Endeavor Audio.

More details will be announced in the coming weeks,

WWE issued the following press release today.

WWE® PARTNERS WITH ENDEAVOR AUDIO TO DEVELOP PODCAST NETWORK

NEW YORK, NY AND STAMFORD, CONN., (August 22, 2019) – Endeavor Audio, Endeavor’s audio-first entertainment studio, and WWE (NYSE: WWE), a global media and entertainment company, today announced plans to launch a new WWE Podcast Network with several Superstar-focused series. The move into the audio space marks a first for WWE and is Endeavor’s latest foray into exploring new podcast formats.

‘Storytelling is at WWE’s core and we are eager to add the audio genre to our portfolio,’ said Jayar Donlan, Executive Vice President, WWE Advanced Media. ‘Partnering with Endeavor Audio, an expert in podcasting, will enable us to provide our fans with unique content and reach new audiences across the platform.’

‘We’re always looking to pair dynamic content with the best formats for listeners,’ remarked Moses Soyoola, Senior Vice President, Endeavor Audio. ‘Through our new partnership with WWE, we’re looking forward to tapping into their iconic event portfolio and talent base to create compelling audio content for their fans.’

Additional details, including launch timing and content creative, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Endeavor Audio is a full-service operation offering content development, financing, production, distribution, marketing, and monetization. The studio has produced BLACKOUT, the hit audio drama, with Academy Award winner Rami Malek (also starring) and QCode; The Bellas Podcast, the popular weekly lifestyle chat show hosted by WWE Superstars, The Bella Twins®; and Freaknik, a podcast about Atlanta’s infamous spring break, as part of a larger content partnership with Mass Appeal that also includes Drink Champs, the popular hip hop podcast show, and the upcoming re-launch of Juan Ep hosted by Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds.

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About Endeavor

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency, WME; sports, fashion, events and media company, IMG; and the premier mixed martial arts organization, UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

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