All Elite Wrestling runs into trademark trouble.
PWInsider reports that AEW's application for the 'All Elite Wrestling' trademark has been given an initial refusal. AEW reportedly needs to amend their classification and Identification of Goods and Services as some identifications need to be clarified. They also need to pay the proper fee, as according to the USPTO, they classified 13 classes and only paid for 9. A disclaimer is also required that they are not claiming the exclusive right to use the word "wrestling."
Their applications for 'AEW', the AEW logo and 'Change the Universe' have all been given initial refusals for the same amending of classification and Identification of Goods and Services and paying the proper fee as well.
Furthermore, their trademark for 'AEW All Out' has also been given an initial refusal due to two pending active applications using the word 'All Out.' If registered, it might have an effect on AEW's application being registered.
AEW reportedly filed for the trademarks in the middle of November 2018, before the company was officially announced.