More trademark trouble for AEW.
Wrestling Inc reports that AEW's application for the trademark 'Double or Nothing' has been given an initial refusal partly due to "likelihood of confusion." The USPTO pointed to 75 existing trademarks to suggest that the AEW Double Or Nothing trademark might be too confusing to consumers.
"The examining attorney submits that there is a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark DOUBLE OR NOTHING ENTERPRISES, LLC with a design and with “ENTERPRISES, LLC” disclaimed for “Music publishing services” in International Class 41."
The document continued, "Applicant’s and registrant’s marks are confusingly similar. Further, the goods and services of applicant and registrant are considered closely related. Therefore, registration of the applied-for mark is refused under Trademark Act Section 2(d)."
You can view the full document here.
As previously reported, AEW was also given initial refusal on applications for 'AEW', the AEW logo, 'All Out,' and 'Change the Universe' due to clarification issues. AEW will need to amend their classification and Identification of Goods and Services and pay the proper fee over the trademarks.
AEW will have six months from the date of USPTO's letter of initial refusal, Feb. 19, to respond.
AEW Double or Nothing is scheduled for May 25.