On November 26th, 2019, AEW Star Brodie Lee (Jon Huber) filed to trademark his “Brodie Lee” wrestling name, which was at the time that he was still working for WWE as Luke Harper.
Huber listed his “First Use” and “First Use In Commerce” dates as 2003 and it was at that time that he started using the name “Brodie Lee.”
When he filed for the trademark, Brodie was already planning to leave the WWE. Much like other stars, Brodie Lee used Michael E. Dockins for the filing. Dockins has helped a number of wrestlers trademark their ring names as well.
Just days prior to his tragic passing, the USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office) issued a registration certificate to Brodie Lee for his “Brodie Lee” name trademark filing. This certificate was issued to him on December 22nd for use in professional wrestling and merchandise and Huber passed away on December 26th at the age of 41 due to a non-COVID-19 lung issue.
According to Heel By Nature, Brodie Lee was granted ownership of the trademark and now his family can use it as they see fit as they now also own rights to the name. Jon Huber submitted the following use description below to the USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office):
“IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer. FIRST USE: 20030000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20030000”