The new group attempting to trademark ECW for wrestling use, Mocker LLC, has been refused by a review panel for the United States government. The panel noted in their refusal that WWE’s registration of ECW trademarks could cause confusion in the marketplace because they are providing similar services.
The refusal letter specifically mentioned ECW One Night Stand, ECW Extremists and ECW Vixens, all of which are currently owned by WWE.
TNA Wrestling was cited as an example how a trademark owner can have a similar place in the marketplace but with a unique trademark rather than using similar ones owned by another entity in the same marketplace.
Mocker will have six months to respond.