Word circulating on the interwebs today is that TNA has submitted an application to trademark the term “iMPACT! Wrestling”. I did some searching of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and found this to be the case, though the story is new the application was made in February.
Here are the application particulars:
|Word Mark||IMPACT WRESTLING|
|Goods and Services||IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Prerecorded video-tapes, compact discs and DVDs featuring wrestling and sports entertainmentIC 038. US 100 101 104. G & S: Live streaming of video pay-per-view events on the Internet
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, the production and exhibition of professional wrestling events rendered live, and production of television programs in the field of wrestling and sports entertainment; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing wrestling news and information via the internet
|Standard Characters Claimed|
|Mark Drawing Code||(4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK|
|Filing Date||February 17, 2011|
|Current Filing Basis||1B|
|Original Filing Basis||1B|
|Owner||(APPLICANT) TNA Entertainment, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE Suite 1001 4100 Spring Valley Road Dallas TEXAS 75244|
|Attorney of Record||Robert L. Brewer, Paige W. Mills, and Cara L. Jackson|
|Disclaimer||NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “WRESTLING” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN|
|Type of Mark||TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK|
It’s interesting to note that on Oct. 16, 2010 a Dean Broadhead of Nashville, Tennessee also applied for the TM, his application has not been answered but I’m guessing with TNA’s currently registered “TNA IMPACT! TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION WRESTLING” his application will be denied as it will be considered a variation..