According to a recent report by Heel By Nature, AEW Executive Vice President “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes has been denied to trademark “The American Dream” name for a third time by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office).
“The American Dream” was a moniker used by Cody’s father and one of the greatest wrestling legends of all time, Dusty Rhodes. Cody Rhodes originally filed to trademark “The American Dream” name on March 10th, 2019. He would then file to trademark “The American Dream” name for a second time on July 2020. “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes would then be refused for a third time on September 14th of this year.
It was also mentioned on the report that Cody Rhodes’ legal team put in a “Request for Reconsideration After Final Action” this past month, but since the request did not raise a brand-new issue, resolve an outstanding issue, or provide any new evidence with regard to the standing issue, the request was denied.
It was then noted that Cody Rhodes’ file to trademark “The American Dream” name was denied due to Cody not providing all the necessary documentation showing how “The American Dream” name was and will be used for entertainment purposes, specifically live appearances and appearances by a pro wrestler. Cody Rhodes and his legal team feel like all the necessary documentation was provided, but the USPTO is not satisfied. Cody Rhodes has appealed the refusal once again and has reportedly until January 2021 to provide all the documentation needed to move ahead with the application.
Details of the refusal can be seen below:
“Applicant’s request for reconsideration is denied. See 37 C.F.R. §2.63(b)(3). The trademark examining attorney has carefully reviewed applicant’s request and determined the request did not: (1) raise a new issue, (2) resolve all the outstanding issue(s), (3) provide any new or compelling evidence with regard to the outstanding issue(s), or (4) present analysis and arguments that were persuasive or shed new light on the outstanding issue(s). TMEP §§715.03(a)(ii)(B), 715.04(a).”