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Trademark notes: New WWE filings, Sasha Banks

A look at several new pro wrestling-related trademark filings.
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Update --

Fightful reports that "Iron Survivor Challenge" is planned to be a "new match type that is slated for the NXT brand." On tonight's NXT, Shawn Michaels is making an announcement regarding December's NXT Deadline special.

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- WWE has filed a trademark for what appears to be a new series.

On November 10, WWE applied to trademark "Iron Survivor Challenge." The full trademark filing can be seen below:

Word Mark IRON SURVIVOR CHALLENGE

Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, a show about professional wrestling; entertainment services, namely, the production and exhibition of professional wrestling events rendered through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing wrestling news and information through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information

- WWE also applied to trademark "Oba Femi" on November 10. That looks to be a new wrestler name, potentially one from NXT/the WWE Performance Center.

- A company named Soulnado Inc. filed for the following trademarks on November 10:

  • Mercedes Mone'
  • Mone' Talks
  • Bank Mone'
  • Statement Maker

The filings state that they're for:

Goods and Services IC 014. US 002 027 028 050. G & S: Jewelry; Jewelry and imitation jewelry; Pins being jewelry

IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Decals; Stickers; Posters made of paper; Stickers; Collectable printed trading cards; Collectible printed trading cards; Pictures in the nature of printed photographs; Printed post cards; Printed postcards; Printed posters

IC 021. US 002 013 023 029 030 033 040 050. G & S: Coffee mugs; Drinking glasses; Water bottles sold empty

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Leggings; Pants; Shirts; Socks; Bandanas; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts

IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Action figure toys; Action figures; Action figures and accessories therefor; Toy action figures

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services in the nature of live audio performances by an actor or musician; Entertainment services in the nature of live visual and audio performances by an actor; Entertainment services in the nature of live visual and audio performances by an actor or musician; Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestler, actor, and musician; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestler, actor, and musician; Entertainment services, namely, providing music tours in the nature of live musical performances; Entertainment services, namely, providing non-downloadable prerecorded music via a website; Entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a professional wrestler, actor, and musician; Entertainment, namely, live music concerts; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing on-line music, not downloadable; Providing on-line videos featuring a professional wrestler, actor, and musician, not downloadable; Providing online music, not downloadable

Michael Dockins, a patent lawyer who works with pro wrestlers to file trademarks, was the attorney of record on all four of those filings. It's speculated that the filings have something to do with Sasha Banks (Mercedes Varnado).

Banks teased last month that she has something "crazy" in the works. Banks said it's something that she's been waiting for, but she didn't say if what she was talking about was related to wrestling or not.

It was announced today that Banks (billed under her real name) will be appearing at Comic Con Revolution in Ontario, California in May 2023.