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Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

Eater of worlds, pins, and CHICKEN


PWInsider posted:

The United States Patent and Trademark Office partially suspended Bruce Tharpe's registration of the National Wrestling Alliance trademark (which was filed for back in March after it expired in December 2016) on 6/4 due to "a likelihood of confusion with a registered mark and under Trademark Act Sections 1 and 45 for failure to show the applied-for mark in use in commerce with any of the specified goods in Class 25. The applicant was also informed that the marks in two pending applications present a potential bar to registration under Section 2(d), if registered. In addition, applicant was required to provide an amended definite identification of goods, provide information relevant to examination under 37 C.F.R. §2.61(b), clarify the mark description, provide clarification regarding the claimed dates of first use, and provide clarification regarding the applicant’s claim of concurrent use."

It appears based on the ruling that the issue at play is related to merchandising of the NWA brand, specifically that the NWA name may come into conflict with other existing applications featuring a similar brand name and that Tharpe, in his application, did not show adequate proof that the brand was currently being used in commerce, i.e. was actually being sold.

PWInsider.com reported several weeks ago that the Billy Corgan purchase of the NWA brand was "in jeopardy" according to numerous sources but has learned that since then, the Corgan and Tharpe sides have continued discussions.

Whether this suspension of the NWA trademark has any bearing on the Corgan purchase plans remains to be seen.

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Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer

This just keeps getting more tangled.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

Karma.


I don't know what is funnier

That no one knows who owns the NWA

or that it may have be unclear for years and the NWA was so meaningless that no one noticed

RZApublican
Nov 6, 2007

I'm an alien.


This is the perfect time for Jeff Jarrett to swoop in and save the NWA

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Billy Corgan should just skip all this bullshit and just set a giant pile of money on fire. It would accomplish pretty much the exact same thing as what he's doing now, and it would be a hell of a lot faster.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

Eater of worlds, pins, and CHICKEN


Mel Mudkiper posted:

I don't know what is funnier

That no one knows who owns the NWA

or that it may have be unclear for years and the NWA was so meaningless that no one noticed

Option C is nobody noticing until Smashing Pumpkins Guy decided he wanted to own a wrestling company and this was his second choice

ChuckDeNomolos
Jan 10, 2013

"For god's sake, man! Can you hear that? I know it seems like crying, and you always have crying in your head, but can you hear that?"


i've seen tim storm a couple of times at a few Inspire shows, and had no idea he was that old, mostly because I never looked him up or remembered him until I saw this thread. the roid gut is real, though.

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



Obviously Corgan should team up with the Wrestlicious guy and really get some poo poo done

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

Karma.


Someone is gonna find out they already own NWA by finding the contract beneath some couch cushions

Malcolm Excellent
May 20, 2007


Buglord

Whatculture needs money... Time to bring in Ole Billy Pumpkins

The Bee
Nov 25, 2012

Making his way to the ring . . .
from Deep in the Jungle . . .

The Big Monkey!


Chris James 2 posted:

Option C is nobody noticing until Smashing Pumpkins Guy decided he wanted to own a wrestling company and this was his second choice

Because his first choice was TNA of all things.

RealFoxy
May 11, 2011

Band-aids don't fix arrow wounds


Tharpe is both a used cars salesman and a pro wrestling promotor, I don't know why Corgan thought he had an upper hand here.

e: Am I remembering wrong or were there used car commercials with Tharpe in them as his side job

RealFoxy fucked around with this message at Jun 7, 2017 around 08:21

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?

- Incubus



Doctor Rope

The Bee posted:

Because his first choice was TNA of all things.

in Billy's defense, the #1 hardest thing for wrestling is to get is a national cable TV deal. Targeting the company with the 2nd biggest audience makes sense

beyond that you have a company whose TV is a function of them being owned by a conservative media company

oh and then there's an even worse money pit than TNA that reaches half the households that TNA does

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA

exploded mummy posted:

in Billy's defense, the #1 hardest thing for wrestling is to get is a national cable TV deal. Targeting the company with the 2nd biggest audience makes sense

beyond that you have a company whose TV is a function of them being owned by a conservative media company

oh and then there's an even worse money pit than TNA that reaches half the households that TNA does

3rd biggest audience.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?

- Incubus



Doctor Rope

MassRafTer posted:

3rd biggest audience.

sorry, 2nd biggest potential cable TV audience, if the antecedent wasn't clear

unless I missed ROH getting another national deal after the DA deal ended

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

Eater of worlds, pins, and CHICKEN


exploded mummy posted:

sorry, 2nd biggest potential cable TV audience, if the antecedent wasn't clear

unless I missed ROH getting another national deal after the DA deal ended

Sinclair's growing significantly

DoctorGonzo
Jul 25, 2016

help theres rain coming from the sky and theres other racers on the track near me and slamming my brakes on breaks them ironically enough and why does my avatar keep getting worse



Billy should buy Hoodlsam

Jenkem Delivery
Feb 8, 2005

Death created time to grow the things that it would kill

DoctorGonzo posted:

Billy should buy Hoodlsam

I'm ok with this long as he takes over the Hoodslam band

Numero6
Oct 10, 2012


exploded mummy posted:

beyond that you have a company whose TV is a function of them being owned by a conservative media company

Well since Corgan is a friend of Alex Jones, he could try with Sinclair.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?

- Incubus



Doctor Rope

Chris James 2 posted:

Sinclair's growing significantly

Sinclair isn't a cable network

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


RealFoxy posted:

Tharpe is both a used cars salesman and a pro wrestling promotor, I don't know why Corgan thought he had an upper hand here.

e: Am I remembering wrong or were there used car commercials with Tharpe in them as his side job

Tharpe is an immigration lawyer and from what I've heard, extremely good at it.

Which just makes things even funnier.

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008

andey...


sinclair is going to buy the NWA and give it more financial support than ring of honor. they'll also put it on the tennis channel

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Cavauro posted:

sinclair is going to buy the NWA and give it more financial support than ring of honor. they'll also put it on the tennis channel

Have we yet determined if there is an NWA that can actually be bought?

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

the NWA was actually a collective fever dream suffered by every wrestling fan and has never actually existed

Taintrunner
Apr 10, 2017

Professional Drunk




coconono posted:

Tharpe is an immigration lawyer and from what I've heard, extremely good at it.

Which just makes things even funnier.

The man also loves himself some Golden Corral.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5aZ8CFRiEM

Thauros
Jan 29, 2003



RealFoxy posted:

Tharpe is both a used cars salesman and a pro wrestling promotor, I don't know why Corgan thought he had an upper hand here.

e: Am I remembering wrong or were there used car commercials with Tharpe in them as his side job

lawyer, can't find the ads anymore tho

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008

andey...


grack posted:

Have we yet determined if there is an NWA that can actually be bought?

the one sony music has

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



I hope this story has a happy ending and that after all his hard work toward the goal Billy Corgan gets to go bankrupt and lose everything like he's apparently always wanted to

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


Remember this?

Super No Vacancy
Jul 26, 2012

yahallo


i believe in billy

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

Eater of worlds, pins, and CHICKEN


hahahahahaha

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


Did something (anything!) happen or is it still dead and he still (maybe) owns the corpse?

Prokhor Zakharov
Dec 31, 2008
Good luck with your depression!


Jerusalem posted:

Did something (anything!) happen or is it still dead and he still (maybe) owns the corpse?

Yes.

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.


Are we sure the NWA actually exists?

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008

andey...


I've Bought the NWA, and it smells like the gross grenis

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012

Karma.


Rovert you get a lot of poo poo but that post earns you like five points

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


Still no update

https://twitter.com/RollingStone/st...018996933779457

rare Magic card l00k
Jan 3, 2011

Me uni a la Revolucion #RXT


el sabe ...



Do you have any scoops on what's going on with Corgan/NWA, and if so, would you mind sharing with the class so I can update the OP with the latest rumors on the biggest story in the history of wrestling?

rovert
Jun 10, 2013


rare Magic card l00k posted:

Do you have any scoops on what's going on with Corgan/NWA, and if so, would you mind sharing with the class so I can update the OP with the latest rumors on the biggest story in the history of wrestling?

I honestly don't

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Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible

Says it's officially Billy's 10/1

https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=112497

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