WWE is trying to lock down the trademark rights to Kushida’s ring identify as the corporate filed for the time period on March 29th with the US Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO). It’s for leisure providers.
It needs to be famous that his actual identify is Yujiro Kushida, and he used the Kushida identify earlier than he went to WWE so if he desires to ever go away, it is going to be attention-grabbing to see if he will likely be allowed to make use of it. It could possibly be argued that because it’s his final identify that he has the precise to make use of it even when WWE has the trademark rights to it. Right here is the outline:
“G & S: Leisure providers, particularly, wrestling exhibitions and performances by knowledgeable wrestler and entertainer rendered reside and thru broadcast media together with tv and radio, and by way of the web or business on-line service; offering wrestling information and knowledge by way of a worldwide pc community; offering info within the fields of sports activities and leisure by way of an internet neighborhood portal; offering a web site within the subject of sports activities leisure info; fan membership providers, particularly, organizing sporting occasions within the subject of wrestling for wrestling fan membership members; organizing social leisure occasions for leisure functions for wrestling fan membership members; offering on-line newsletters within the fields of sports activities leisure; on-line journals, particularly blogs, within the subject of sports activities leisure.”
Throughout his time with NJPW, Kushida discovered success as he gained the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship six instances, and the Jr. Heavyweight Tag Staff Titles two instances. In 2019, Kushida signed with WWE and was positioned in NXT the place he was launched to the followers whereas sitting within the entrance row at NXT TakeOver: New York.
He’ll battle Pete Dunne on the primary evening of TakeOver: Stand & Ship subsequent week.