AEW has run into trouble with its trademark on "Stadium Stampede."
On December 7, the USPTO sent AEW a notice of suspension on the "Stadium Stampede" trademark. The letter notes that the trademark was suspended due to "likelihood of confusion with the registered mark"
The full letter reads:
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.
On December 3, AEW fulfilled the USPTO’s first request to submit an application specifying no exclusive right to use the world “STADIUM" However, they failed to argue why they should be granted a wrestling related trademark using the word “STAMPEDE."
WWE has a trademark pending on "Spring Stampede."
H/t to Heel by Nature.