Someone's getting fired when Vince gets hold of this.
That's either on purpose or an incredibly foolish mistake. I'll go for the latter.- An LLC based out of New York named "Mocker" registered to trademark "ECW" for wrestling use in March. WWE apparently let the trademark slip, and the registration was assigned to an examiner earlier this week.
Is this just the moniker ECW, or the term Extreme Championship Wrestling?
Probably just the moniker, but I'd still think that would pose a problem in releasing old ECW material in the future (although I'm not a legal guy and don't have extensive knowledge of that stuff).
And the worst part?
This 'Mocker' guy is probably just some guy looking to make a quick buck by advertising 'ECW' in New York.
Why won't it die?!!!!!!!!
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."
Pissed is an understatement.
Vince is gonna be going into unfunny parody on RAW mode. That's how severe this is.
I wonder if Shane Douglas is behind this. I have been curious as to how they obtained the rights to use the word "Extreme" all of a sudden. They previously weren't allowed to do that for the Hardcore Reunion shows. Now he's putting on shows called "Extreme Reunion", and "Extreme Rising".
I highly doubt he is, but I bet he's kicking himself in the ass for not jumping on it.
Maybe somebody will start an Extreme Combat Worldwide fed(Paul Heyman's original idea before Extreme Championship Wrestling in 94).
Mocker is an obvious acronym, meaning someone REALLY doesn't want Vince to know who he/she is.
Which implys a current/former WWE employee.
Delayed double post... odd...
Anyway. It would make a weird kind of sense. CrankyVince is mocking Vince. Mocker stole ECW from Vince, ergo Mocking him by beating him at his own game.
We may have stumbled across a C-O-N...SPIRICY!
Its SHANE! He always was extreme.
Its' not Shane, it's me. My middle name is Mocker.
Oh great. Why won't this fucking shit die already. This better not lead to the annoying ECW chants again.
And Vince is totally gonna rage fire Ryder over this for no reason
Filing Date: March 29, 2012
Mocker is not a person. Mocker LLC is a company that buys and sells trademarks aka patent troll.
Mocker LLC owns the letters ECW.
Vince however owns the trademark design, the name and the rights to use ECW in anything associated with One Night Stand.
So Vince meets a patent troll. He will buy the name back for a small sum and all will be as it was. Or he will sue the fuck out of the company and they will drop the trademark claim.
Last edited by Engel; 07-14-2012 at 06:17 PM.
Flowers gathered in the morning,
Afternoon they blossom on,
Still are withered by the evening:
You can be me when I'm gone.
Christ, someone at WWE REALLY dropped the ball...
Mein gott... what if Mocker... is TNA. :O
Didn't something similar happen a few years ago with the AWA trademark, but WWE sued and won because they had original and legal claim to it?
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