This past December 6th, inaugural AEW World Champion Chris Jericho filed to trademark an image of his “Painmaker” character with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) under the categories of downloadable image files and downloadable multimedia files. Chris Jericho had the trademark filing done via his “Chris Irvine Inc.” company.
The AEW Star first used his “Painmaker” character back in 2017, while working for NJPW. Chris Jericho then brought his “Painmaker” character to AEW, when he faced top Indie Star Nick Gage in a Deathmatch at AEW Dynamite’s Fight For The Fallen special.
Chris Jericho last appeared for AEW on the December 1st episode of Dynamite, where he was attacked by 2point0 (Matt Lee and Jeff Parker) and Daniel Garcia as a way to remove him from AEW TV due to Chris’ band Fozzy’s 12-date “Save The World” tour in the UK. Chris Jericho last wrestled for AEW at the Full Gear Event last November 13th, when The Inner Circle defeated Men Of The Year (Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky) and American Top Team in a 10-Man Street Fight.
Below is the use description Chris Jericho submitted to the USPTO:
“The mark consists of a full figure design of a character comprising a fedora, a leather jacket having spikes protruding therefrom, a scarf, and a painted face.”
“Mark For: This trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of downloadable image files containing trading cards, artwork, photos, or memes authenticated by non-fungible tokens (NFTs); Downloadable multimedia file containing artwork, text, audio, and video relating to trading cards, artwork, photos, or memes authenticated by non-fungible tokens (NFTs).”