Cody Rhodes has decided to give up on gaining the ownership rights of two trademarks.
He did so due to opposition from WWE, according to Heel By Nature. Last November, Rhodes trademarks for “Slamboree” and “The Match Beyond.” These were associated with WCW before WWE bought the company.
On September 24th, WWE issued a notice of opposition on both filings because they noted they acquired rights to intellectual property owned by WCW. Rhodes had until Halloween to answer this opposition by explaining why he should be granted the trademarks.
Rhodes had his attorney Michael E. Dockins file an “express abandonment” request to withdraw the trademark filing on October 28th.
As noted, Rhodes is still dealing with ongoing issues trademarking several other names such as his own and his father’s nickname “The American Dream."
Rhodes recently added three members to the Nightmare Family ahead of his next match on AEW Dynamite this coming Wednesday as he'll work a six-man tag team match. This will be the go-home edition of Dynamite for next Saturday's Full Gear pay-per-view event.