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Report: Cody Rhodes' Attempt To Trademark Dusty Rhodes Rejected

The American Nightmare will have to wait a little longer...

In recent months, Cody Rhodes has been on somewhat of a trademark binge. The AEW Executive Vice President has acquired the trademarks for old WCW pay-per-view names, Bash At The Beach, SuperBrawl, and Slamboree. He also trademarked his late father's wrestling name, Dusty Rhodes.

However, according to Ryan Satin at Pro Wrestling Sheet, Cody's attempt to trademark Dusty Rhodes was rejected by the United States Patent And Trade Office last week. They ruled that the name was too similar to Dustin Rhodes, a trademark owned by The American Nightmare's brother.

The rejection stated: "Here, the marks share one term, 'RHODES', and a highly similar term 'DUSTY/DUSTIN', and share the same overall commercial impression of that of a surname and given name, respectively. Given the high similarity in appearance, sound, and meaning of the marks, the marks are confusingly similar."

Cody's legal team are still confident of securing the trademark, however. They have two options to proceed, whereby they can appeal the decision or they can get approval from Dustin Rhodes that they can acquire the Dusty Rhodes trademark.

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