AEW reportedly facing another issue with the Fight Forever video game
As previously noted, the AEW: Fight Forever video game’s release date was delayed due to issues regarding the game’s rating. There now appears to be another issue involving the game.
According to David Bixenspan of WrestlingInc.com, GCW (Game Changer Wrestling) “has started the process to formally oppose AEW’s ‘Fight Forever’ trademark and the filings so far indicate that the two promotions are in settlement talks.” Via Bixenspan, here is the information from the USPTO…
Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. Section 2.102, Game Changer Wrestling, LLC, 1000 Jackson St., Toledo, OH 43504, UNITED States, a limited liability company, organized by the laws of Delaware, respectfully requests that it be granted a 90-day extension of time to file a notice of opposition against the above-identified mark for cause shown.
Potential opposed believes that good causes are established for this request by:
-The potential opposed needs additional time to investigate the claim.
– The potential opposer needs additional time to confer with counsel.
– The potential opposer is engaged in settlement discussions with applicant.
The time within which to file a notice of opposition is set to expire on 03/02/2023. Game Changer Wrestling respectfully requests that the time period within which to file an opposition be extended until 05/31/2023.
On July 21st, 2022, GCW filed to trademark “Fight Forever” after AEW filed for their trademark on March 21st, 2022. GCW first held an event called Fight Forever on January 29th, 2021. GCW owner Brett Lauderdale noted on Twitter that “GCW has never, and will never ask for a dollar of Tony Khan’s money.”
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com also noted the following…
”GCW is not looking to delay the release of the AEW video game, or get money from AEW, per GCW. They’re looking to make sure they can still use the name in use for future charity shows.”
GCW has never, and will never ask for a dollar of Tony Khan's money. https://t.co/igPhHs8rFm
— brett lauderdale (@Lauderdale11) March 11, 2023