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Cody Rhodes isn’t giving up on trying to gain trademark rights to his father’s nickname

Cody Rhodes is continuing his pursuit to gain the ownership rights to the trademark of the nickname that his father, the late great Dusty Rhodes, made famous.

The AEW executive has been rejected twice by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the “The American Dream” filing – first on March 24, 2019 and then again on July 24, 2020.

It turns out that the reason for the rejection comes down to proper documentation showing the “The American Dream” used in entertainment services. It was specifically noted for live appearances and appearances by a professional wrestler.

Rhodes’ legal team put in for ‘Request for Reconsideration After Final Action’ on August 20, 2020.

As seen below, courtesy of, it notes that Rhodes and his team “are bewildered and perplexed as to how the instant application and specimens provided with respect to the Class 041 services could be again rejected.”

Rhodes stated that the “Counsel has filed literally dozens of applications on behalf of professional wrestlers with specimens identical in nature to those filed in respect of the instant application”

Now, the team is asking for the trademark office to contact them to find a way to resolve the issues with documentation rather than waiting for the appeal process.

Rhodes is known for filing several trademarks with some being granted and others not being so easy. In fact, he was denied the right to file the trademark for ‘Bash At The Beach’ because there was confusion with WWE’s ‘The Bash’ trademark.


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