Brock Lesnar dropped the WWE Universal Title to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36 and since then he has been absent from WWE television. WWE and Lesnar were not able to reach a deal by the time they were contractually allowed to sell merchandise in his name. They still tried to retain the trademark they had on his name.
As reported by Heel By Nature, WWE’s trademark on Brock Lesnar’s name is no longer valid. The United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled the trademark on Lesnar’s name following WWE’s refusal to comply with a request for proper documentation.
The trademark was filed on January 9th for Lesnar’s name, the usage of which would be in “entertainment services by a professional wrestler.” The trademark was rejected on March 12th as they required more documentation.
The company were given six months to provide proper documentation for the trademark, but they were unable to do so. The filing was abandoned on October 2nd.
It is unknown whether Lesnar will be back to the company in the future or not.