Update on “Bullet Club” trademark – WWE filed “Balor Club” this week

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


In an update on the Bullet Club trademark story, WWE actually filed a trademark for the “Balor Club” this week.

The trademark was originally created in April 2015, then WWE made a new filing listed as January 5, 2016 with the U.S. Trademark Office. WWE’s corporate office is listed as the applicant.

The trademark is described as being for good and services related to: “Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment; fan club services in the field of sports entertainment; organizing and staging entertainment events with wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely, blogs, in the fields of sports entertainment.”

Original Report January 7

A stir was created Thursday on Twitter when a question came up about who owns the rights to the “Bullet Club” faction.

The answer is New Japan owns the U.S. rights to market the “Bullet Club” trademark and logo, according to the latest information with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

New Japan’s corporate office in Tokyo, Japan filed the trademark in June 2015. The trademark is still live for New Japan to be able to use the Bullet Club logo for goods & services related to:

“Shirts; pants; headgear for wear; parkas; sweatpants; sweatshirts; jackets; trousers; bandanas; tee-shirts; garters; sock suspenders; braces for clothing, namely, suspenders; waistbands; belts for clothing; footwear other than special footwear for sports.”

New Japan star Shinsuke Nakamura and Bullet Club members A.J. Styles, Doc Gallows, and Karl Anderson are heading to WWE, which led to WWE acknowledging the Bullet Club faction on social media to pave the way for their debuts.

Also related to the Bullet Club, Doc Gallows filed a request one month ago to own the “Biz Cliz” name playing off Bullet Club.

The “Biz Cliz” trademark was originally filed on September 23, 2015 and Gallows (Drew Hankinson) filed for ownership rights on December 8.

The listed purpose of the “Biz Cliz” trademark is for “entertainment services, namely, performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer.”

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