WWE has abandoned the filing for "Gunther Stark."
WWE filed to trademark "Gunther Stark" on January 13, but abandoned the filing on January 19. Following the news of the filing, many fans pointed out that "Gunther Stark" was the name of a Nazi commander. It was unknown how and who for WWE intended to utilize the trademark at the time of the filing.
On Tuesday's NXT, WALTER referred to himself as Gunther following his victory over Roderick Strong in the main event.
WALTER's name was officially changed to Gunther on the WWE website.
Mark For: GUNTHER STARK trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment.
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