AEW is honoring Owen Hart in a big way by holding an annual tournament. “The Owen” will soon be given to the winner of a historic tournament, but the company also unsuccessfully tried to copyright a famous nickname that Owen used to call himself.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted something very interesting. AEW did try to copyright “King of Harts,” but they could not. Their intention for that trademark had nothing to do with the tournament itself. In fact, they were going to give that name away.

It was stated that Tony Khan intended to gift Martha Hart the “King of Harts” nickname if he could secure the trademark. Sadly, they were unable to get that done.

AEW’s attempting to trademark King of Harts was not to be the name of the annual tournament named after Owen Hart. Tony Khan said he always had the idea of the Owen Hart Cup and later “The Owen” for the tournament. The company at the same time did try to trademark King of Harts, but the plan was to get the name and then give it to Dr. Martha Hart as a gift


We’ll have to see if Tony Khan’s company can finally secure the King of Harts name. When everything is said and done they will still honor Owen Hart’s legacy in a huge way, but AEW obviously wanted to do a bit more by making sure that Martha Hart owned such an important part of her late husband’s career.

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