All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President and talent Cody’s application of the “Cody Rhodes” trademark has been given an initial refusal due to similarity with WWE’s registration of the same trademark, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

WWE’s trademark was set to expire on April 13th, which is the same day that Cody began his application, however WWE renewed the trademark back on May 15th, claiming that their delay to renew the application was due to issues related to COVID-19.