On April 9th, legendary manager Jim Cornette officially filed a trademark for his name, as you can see below.
“G & S: Entertainment services, namely, providing professional wrestling and sports exhibitions, shows, and performances by a professional manager, promoter, wrestler, and entertainer rendered live and through all forms of broadcast media, including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online services; Providing wrestling and sporting news, entertainment, and information via a global computer network; Providing a website in the fields of wrestling and sports news, entertainment, and information; Providing fan club and fan club services, namely organizing and staging entertainment events and providing information for fan club members; Providing online newsletters, journals, blogs, and podcasts in the fields of wrestling and sports news, entertainment, and information. FIRST USE: 19780101. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19780101”
According to Cornette he has had several arguments over the years with people for using his name an likeness to sell merchandise or bring publicity for their business.
He sued William Molnar, who is the owner of The Indy Connection, G-Raver, and even Shopify for selling a T-Shirt that said “F**k Jim Cornette” on it. Cornette argued that the parties were making money off of his name even though he “did not consent to the use of his name or image.”
After hearing about Cornette trademarking his name, Joey Janela went to Twitter to take a shot at Cornette,
Damn I should’ve Trademarked “decrepit out of touch cuck” sooner
Damn I should’ve Trademarked “decrepit out of touch cuck” sooner https://t.co/z8y2ev3uwF
— “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) April 15, 2020
Huge fan of pro-wrestling for over 25 years. Lived through the Monday night wars (WWE/WCW) and the ECW revolution. Currently a big fan of Lucha Underground, NXT, MLW, PWG, and even Impact Wrestling…