Final October, WWE filed a brand new utility for the identify Sin Cara in an try to realize the trademark rights to the identify to make use of it for merchandise functions, akin to collectives, books, toys, and novelty masks.
Nevertheless, WWE is having points with getting the rights to the trademark attributable to Jose Jorge Arriaga Rodriguez, who portrayed the character and now is named Cinta De Oro in Mexico, now not working for the corporate.
The corporate wants to tell apart whether or not Sin Cara is the identify of a “dwelling particular person.” This would come with the primary identify, pseudonym, stage identify, or nickname. WWE did not just do this of their submitting.
The trademark workplace requires the written consent from the wrestler, which might trigger points acquiring it as he departed from the corporate in December 2019. It must be famous that WWE presently has an lively trademark on the identify to be used in leisure providers, which expires in 2023.
This isn’t the primary time that WWE has confronted all these points. Most not too long ago, WWE confronted this subject for the Dean Ambrose identify.
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