Claudio Castagnoli Files Interesting New Trademark Application

The former Cesaro's new trademark application hints at a new ring name following his WWE release.

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The wrestler formerly known as Cesaro has filed a new trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Claudio Castagnoli is looking to tie up the rights to a new "CSRO" logo in an application filed for the following purposes on 14 March:-

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; Shirts; Socks; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts
IC 030. US 046. G & S: Coffee; Coffee beans; Coffee drinks; Ground coffee; Ground coffee beans
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a a professional wrestler and sports entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestler and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; Providing online interviews featuring a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality in the field of professional wrestling and sports entertainment for entertainment purposes

Castagnoli's application is searchable via the USPTO's database.


The 41-year-old has been a free agent since his WWE contract expired in February. Although it was reported that the Swiss national wasn't actively looking to leave the company he had worked for since 2011, the two parties were unable to come to terms on a new agreement.

Castagnoli is yet to re-emerge in pro wrestling, despite his lack of a non-compete clause.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.