WWE Cancels Its Trademark On ‘Cody Rhodes’
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New developments on the Cody Rhodes trademark. On November 2, WWE filed to cancel its trademark on “Cody Rhodes.” Heel By Nature reported that the cancelation was finalized this morning.
Cody filed to trademark the name on April 13, the day WWE’s trademark lapsed, but WWE would file a late renewal, claiming that their filing and payment was delayed due to COVID-19. The late renewal was filed on May 15. In July, Cody tweeted that he harbors no ill-will toward WWE over the trademark.
It’s not as sultry/scandalous as reported. It’s just business. They’ve seen the same data we have, and they know they can make big money off the brand(even though it’s not in their house). Trying to license me is flattering, but it doesn’t stop this train from moving. No grudge. https://t.co/7pkPtU1Cry
— Cody (@CodyRhodes) July 4, 2020
On a media call in October, Cody said that he can use the name but chooses not to. WrestleZone will continue to monitor the story and report any and all updates.