Matt Hardy Trademark Refused

Matt Hardy’s trademark application for ‘Broken Matt Hardy’ was reportedly refused by the U.S. Patent & Trademark office. Hardy has six months to respond before the application is abandoned. The reason for the refusal read in part:

“Registration is refused because the applied-for mark, as used on the specimen of record, identifies only the name of a particular character/personal name; it does not function as a service mark to identify and distinguish applicant’s services from those of others and to indicate the source of applicant’s services.”

Source: WrestlingINC