U.S. Government blocks Mocker LLC's registration of "ECW" trademark
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The new 'ECW' trademark from Mocker LLC has been refused registration because of likelihood of confusion with WWE's registration of ECW trademarks, noting that the marketplace could be confused because they are providing similar services that existing trademarks owned by WWE already do and can confuse potential customers.
In their refusal letter, they specifically listed ECW One Night Stand, ECW Extremists, and ECW Vixens as WWE trademarks that already use the same letters. The irony there is WWE doesn't currently use any of the terms.
The government cited TNA Wrestling as an example of how the trademark owner can have a similar place in the marketplace but still use a unique trademark, as opposed to one similar to trademarks owned by another entity.