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WWE Bringing Back Another TV Series, Trouble’s with Ryback Trademark

– WWE has recently registered the trademark “WWE Spotlight” as a name for a new television show. This was the title of one of their syndicated series in the 1980s.

– Speaking of registered trademarks, it appears as if WWE is having a difficult time registering the “Ryback” trademark. WWE was first refused back in January because the USPTO felt it was merely a surname and they don’t allow trademarks for such. WWE got back to them with various reasons as to why their Ryback is more than just a surname. They were again refused, this time final, because the USPTO were not satisfied with their answer.


  • SYM

    A New 1 Hour TV Show showcasing John Cena….His Fans will Go Crazy! This is Perfect!

  • Notingham

    Feed Me Trademarks!

  • Buttercastle

    They should call him Sendback, because nobody wants to watch him.

  • Dave

    I always wondered if they would have troubles with that name. The makers of Under Siege and it’s sequel, starring Steven Segal had their hero called Casey Ryback. So they definitely came up with the name first.

  • Jon-Jon

    Apparently my comment was a bit too short, so I’m gonna go back and try this again..


  • ice-cream bar superstar

    Bip Rybackberg has a nice ring to it.

  • Bill

    With all the Goldberg chants, will we see Bill Ryback in the upcoming weeks?

  • RPM

    Skip Ryback

    don’t mind if I do

  • Jeff Miles

    So will he become Skip Sheffield again?

  • The Killswitch

    So all this time it wasn’t registered, even though it was reported a while back? Also I don’t see how Ryback is any different from any other name that has been successfully patented.

  • Republican

    trademarking should be illegal. It is not up to the government or big businesses to tell me what I can and what I can’t use as a name or a product. Free market should rule.