Rey Fenix is one half of the Lucha Brothers and is a very talented wrestler in AEW. However, it seems he might have to change his name due to an issue related to trademarks.
According to a report by HeelByNature, Rey Fenix tried to trademark his name back in August of last year. Unfortunately, various complications arose that might stop him from owning the rights to his name.
Fenix filed the trademark through Trademark Engine, given assistance by the Masked Republic. The Masked Republic is responsible for the trademark-related actions of many Lucha Libre wrestlers.
Fenix’s application was denied by The United States Patent and Trademark Office on January 5th. The biggest problem he is facing is a case of confusion due to an earlier trademark on ‘Fenix,’ which is owned by Lucha Libre FMV.
It was said that Lucha Libre FMV filed the trademark in May 2017 and Rey Fenix signed consent for the trademark filing in April 2016.
Here are the current issues mentioned with respect to his application:
Name of Living Individual Inquiry
Failure to Function as a Service Mark – Identifies Name of Character
Foreign Pro Se Applicant with U.S. Street Address – Requirement for Information & U.S.-licensed Attorney Required
Lucha Libre FMV is owned by AAA and FactoryMade Ventures. Even his brother Pentagon Jr. had to change his name to Penta El Zero M due to AAA owning the trademarks to the name ‘Pentagon Jr..’
We will have to see if Fenix will change his name in the future.