Last February 2nd, former WWE Star and current AEW Star Kyle O’Reilly filed to trademark the “Violent Artist” moniker with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for entertainment services and it was shown on the USPTO’s records that the AEW Star has been using the “Violent Artist” moniker since May 4th, 2016.
Kyle O’Reilly last competed for the WWE on the December 7th episode of NXT, when he lost a Steel Cage Match to Von Wagner. O’Reilly would then make his AEW debut on the December 22nd Holiday Bash episode of Dynamite, when he interfered in the match between Adam Cole and Orange Cassidy, which would result in Cole picking up the huge win.
O’Reilly then made his AEW in-ring debut on the December 29 New Year’s Smash episode of AEW Dynamite, when he teamed with Bobby Fish and Adam Cole to defeat Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy and Trent Beretta in a Trios Match. O’Reilly has been put in a group with Adam Cole and Bobby Fish ever since he signed with AEW.
Below is the use description submitted to the USPTO:
“IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer. FIRST USE: 20160504. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20160524.”