WWE is always trying to lock down new intellectual property, and Superstar names are on the top of their list. They ran into an issue while trying to secure a few names recently and they’ll need permission from those Superstars before they can complete the process.
The company attempted to submit copyrights on four names recently, but they were denied by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This filing was first made on July 30th according to Heel By Nature.
It was said that the attempts to trademark Superstar names will be abandoned in six months unless WWE can get consent from the Superstars in question to copyright their names. Those names include Pete Dunne, Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, and Justus.
Mia Yim also needs to give consent to WWE before they are allowed to copyright her name. She filed her own copyright where she showed proof that she’s been using that name since starting her pro wrestling career.
We’ll have to see if WWE can lock down those new Superstar names, but they’re going to need to submit extra documentation to make it happen.