Cody has applied to trademark the name “Dusty Rhodes”. He filed documents with the US Patent and Trademark Office on March 14th. The same week, Cody applied to trademark the terms “the American Dream” and “the American Nightmare”.
Also last week, Arn Anderson applied to trademark his name and a mystery company filed to trademark the term “4 Horsemen”. Since we put out the video last week about the 4 horsemen trademark, some new details have come to light.
The first is that all trademarks filed by Cody, Arn Anderson, and the mystery company were filed by the same lawyer, Michael E. Dockins. Also, the company, Toot Toot LLC, which registered the 4 Horsemen trademark shares the same address with 1st Family Mortgage in Alabama. 1st Family Mortgage’s President happens to be Starrcast promoter, Conrad Thompson.
Trademarks Filed For 4 Horsemen, Arn Anderson, The American Dream, the American Nightmare, and Dusty Rhodes
In 2016, when Cody left WWE he was not allowed to use the last name “Rhodes”. Cody only went by Cody Rhodes while in WWE. As such, WWE owns the trademark to the name. Cody spoke with Sports Illustrated in 2017 and mentioned he has gotten used to the idea of just being named Cody.
“I’ll tell you this, and I’ve not told anyone this, but I don’t mind that WWE took away my last name. Deep down, in my bones, I definitely want it back – and I have plans to get it back – but there is something to being Cody. The longer I don’t have a last name, the more I’m OK with it. That’s not to say WWE is holding it ransom. It’s literally an intellectual property law that easily can be remedied, but there is something about being Cody that I don’t mind.
“There is something to not always reminding people of a show they’ve already seen, but instead embracing the one right in front of him. I am Cody, and I can promise you that the future is going to be even better than the past.”