On October 19, it was reported that WWE had filed further trademarks for its NXT UK talent, Mark Andrews, Piper Niven and Oliver Carter.
This comes after the company filed for trademarks for the likes of Kay Lee Ray, Dave Mastiff, Johnny Saint, Jinny and the effervescent Candy Floss and many more in recent weeks.
However, their endeavours may be in vain after Inside the Ropes reported yesterday that the company were denied the the trademarks for ‘The Bruiserweight’ Pete Dunne among others.
This came after Dunne and others refused to sign the necessary documentation which would give WWE the rights to their name for the foreseeable future.
WWE have had several problems regarding trademarks recently with Mia Yim chasing the rights to her ring name after it came to light that the promotion had failed to respond to a letter by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The company will lose the rights to her name in December if they fail to provide the correct documentation complete with Yim’s signature.
Currently, Mark Andrews is involved in a storyline in NXT UK where he is in search of the person or persons who attacked him prior to the brand’s COVID-19 necessitated break. Whoever struck Andrews also took out his partner and best friend, Flash Morgan Webster on the October 8 edition.
Piper Niven tried and failed to dethrone NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray on September 24, while Oliver Carter and partner Ashton Smith currently eye the NXT UK Tag Team Championships held by Gallus.
Inside the Ropes will keep you up to date with all the latest in WWE’s applications for trademarks.