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WWE files for WCW trademark

WWE has locked down the trademark rights to the name WCW.

The company did so on March 22nd with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This filing was for merchandise purposes.

When Vince McMahon bought World Championship Wrestling in 2001, he was able to obtain various WCW related things such as trademarks, rings, and the tape library.

Here is the description:

“INTERNATIONAL CLASS 028: Toys, namely, action figures, accessories therefor; dolls; cases for action figures; toy wrestling rings; toy vehicles; board games; hand-held units for playing electronic game other than those adopted for use with an electronic display screen or monitor; tabletop action skill games; playing cards; puzzles; stuffed toys; plush toys; toy belts; knee and elbow pads for athletic use; toy foam hands; costume masks; costume masks; novelty face masks; Christmas tree decorations.”

Over the years, WWE has used various WCW themed pay-per-view names such as the Great American Bash and WarGames. They used the Halloween Havoc name last year for NXT.

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