WWE is a company that is constantly filing new trademarks for various wrestling related terms, and on April 7 the company filed to trademark No Mercy with the USPTO.
The trademark was filed for the following uses:
“IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Clothing, namely, tops, shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies; outerwear, namely, coats; bottoms, pants, shorts, underwear, dresses, pajamas, lingerie, clothing ties, scarves, gloves, swimwear; Halloween and masquerade costumes; footwear, namely, shoes, sneakers, slippers, flip flops, boots; headwear, namely, hats, caps; wrist bands as clothing; bandanas”
No Mercy debuted as a UK PPV in 1999, and the name was used annually through 2008. WWE revived the pay-per-view in 2016 and 2017.
WWE also filed a trademark for Commander Azeez, which has created speculation that someone could end up using the name moving forward. The full trademark description can be seen below.
“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”