WWE files trademarks for several ring names, including Ben Carter

WWE has filed for new trademarks to use for ring names.

The company did so on January 8th. The following terms were filed with the United States Patent Office (USPTO):

Ben Carter
Tony Gill
Tino Sabbatelli
Joshua Bruns

Sabbatelli was released by WWE last year due to budget cuts related to the COVID-19 pandemic but was later brought back to work in NXT.

On the flip side, Carter is a prospect that made a name for himself by working for AEW on a few episodes of Dark. He created a buzz and got interest from WWE as well as All Elite Wrestling. He ended up signing with WWE and was placed on the NXT UK brand where he just made his promotional debut last week.

The following description was given for the trademarks:

“IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: 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 information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment.”