WWE Files Trademark For The Name of A Nazi U-Boat Commander

On January 13th 2022, WWE filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the term ‘Gunther Stark’ and here was the description:

Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment.

As it turns out, a Google search shows that ‘Gunther Stark’ was a U-boat commander for the Nazis during World War II and Twitter users reacted to the news: