As per Fightful, the attempt to trademark the term AEW Stadium Stampede has been suspended due to a pending WWE trademark of a similar name.
On December 7, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued All Elite Wrestling with a notice of suspension due to likelihood of confusion with the registered name.
It is thought that because WWE are in the process of trademarking the event name, Spring Stampede, that AEW will need to wait until that has gone through fully before resuming their filing.
This is the second issue the company have had with the trademark this month. On December 3, they were requested to submit an application to the USPTO in order to specify that they were not attempting to gain exclusive rights to the word, ‘Stadium’.
During that same application, the promotion were said to have failed to ably argue why they should be granted the rights to the word, ‘Stampede.’
The letter sent to AEW read:
The application is suspended for the reason(s) specified below. See 37 C.F.R. §2.67; TMEP §§716 et seq.
The pending application(s) below has an earlier filing date or effective filing date than applicant’s application. If the mark in the application(s) below registers, the USPTO may refuse registration of applicant’s mark under Section 2(d) because of a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark(s). 15 U.S.C. §1052(d); see 37 C.F.R. §2.83; TMEP §1208.02(c). Action on this application is suspended until the prior-filed application(s) below either registers or abandons. 37 C.F.R. §2.83(c). Information relevant to the application(s) below was sent previously.
– U.S. Application Serial No(s). 88717489
Suspension process. The USPTO will periodically check this application to determine if it should remain suspended. See TMEP §716.04. As needed, the trademark examining attorney will issue a letter to applicant to inquire about the status of the reason for the suspension. TMEP §716.05.
AEW’s Stadium Stampede Match first saw light of day at Double or Nothing 2020, when The Inner Circle fought The Elite in a brawl around an American football stadium.
Inside the Ropes will keep you up to date with the filing as and when more details become available.