Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pacific Coast Wrestling Trademarks PCW Name

From Larry Goodman:

Pacific Coast Wrestling has registered a trademark on the characters "PCW" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

The registration grants Pacific Coast Wrestling the exclusive right to use the PCW name in connection with professional wrestling goods and services.   

Pacific Coast Wrestling has a DVD and Video-on-Demand deal with Amazon through Electronic Auctions Inc., the company listed on the trademark registration. 

A post on the Pacific Coast Wrestling Facebook page stated the company had contacted Prestige Championship Wrestling (Oregon) and  Powerbomb Championship Wrestling (Ohio) regarding use of the PCW mark. 

Founder Stephen Platinum said Platinum Championship Wrestling has not been contacted by Pacific Coast regarding the trademark.  

Trademark infringement rests on whether or not the use of the mark causes confusion for the average consumer as in sharing the same market. That is hardly the case regarding advertisement of Platinum and Pacific Coast's respective live events. Platinum does not market DVDs or VOD.

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