Cody is now able to use the name he used in WWE, Cody Rhodes.
He cut a promo after tonight’s episode of Dynamite, saying he wasn’t able to cut a promo in front of the fans until this evening. He announced that he no longer had just one name, saying “It feels really good to be Cody Rhodes again.”
WWE, who owned the trademark, filed a cancellation notice (via HeelByNature) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on 11/2, effectively surrendering the Cody Rhodes trademark to Cody.
The name had expired in April. Cody immediately filed his own trademark for the name, but it was rejected in July.
Cody had recently dropped filings for two trademarks WWE opposed, “The Match Beyond” and “Slamboree”, last month.
Brandi Rhodes is able to use the last name as she went by the name Eden Stiles in WWE.
Cody competed in the main event of Dynamite tonight, teaming with Billy and Austin Gunn against The Dark Order’s Jon Silver, Colt Cabana, and 10, with Austin Gunn getting the win after hitting the quick draw.