Ricky Starks, a prominent figure in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) who joined All Elite Wrestling (AEW) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has solidified his brand identity by successfully trademarking his ring name. Richard Starks, known professionally as Ricky Starks, has taken this crucial step through his company, Dream Palace, with attorney Michael Dockins filing the trademark application for merchandise services on May 11.
The comprehensive trademark application, submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), seeks protection for the name “RICKY STARKS™” across various merchandise categories. These include hats, shirts, socks, bandanas, short-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, and hooded sweatshirts. By securing the trademark for his ring name, Starks is positioning himself for expanded merchandise opportunities and establishing a distinct presence in the wrestling market.
Since joining AEW, Starks quickly aligned himself with Team Taz before branching out as an individual performer, steadily climbing the ranks within the promotion. His talent and dedication have propelled him to become a notable uppercard to main event player for AEW. This rise in status, coupled with his trademark registration, signifies a pivotal moment in Starks’ career as he solidifies his brand identity and prepares for further success.
In an exciting development, Ricky Starks is slated to face off against Jay White on this Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite. The high-profile match serves as a testament to Starks’ growing reputation and his ability to showcase his skills against formidable opponents.
With the trademark secured, Starks can now explore merchandising opportunities that align with his persona and resonate with his fanbase. This milestone reinforces his commitment to his craft and offers the potential for increased exposure and financial success.
As Ricky Starks continues to make waves in AEW, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his upcoming clash with Jay White and look forward to supporting him through the release of official merchandise bearing his trademarked name.
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