WWE likes to own anything that appears on their television product. Drew McIntyre’s nickname is now the intellectual property of Vince McMahon and Company.
There have been plenty of Scottish Warriors throughout world history, but there is only one in WWE. Now the company has taken the steps to secure that trademark for Drew McIntyre’s nickname.
WWE filed a trademark for Scottish Warrior on February 24th. According to Heel By Nature, they registered the trademark in the typical way that most pro wrestling trademarks are filed.
Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment; entertainment services, namely, announcer services
The company dropped “King of Claymore Country” nickname for McIntyre and substituted it with Scottish Warrior. They can now legally use both names in any way they like.
McIntyre is no longer WWE Champion, but it’s very likely that the Scottish Warrior will find himself in a big match for that title soon enough.