Dale R. Gagner's AWA vs WWE's AWA Nov 11, 2016 16:19:56 GMT -6
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Nov 11, 2016 16:19:56 GMT -6
2008 - Dale R. Gagner filed an official response to the United States District Court of Minnesota, informing them that he was adhering to the Summary Judgment issued on 10/23.
In the response, Gagner recognized that he and his "partners, associates, agents, representatives, servants, employees, successor and assigns" are permanently enjoined from infringing on "any of the AWA marks" or WWE's rights to them.
Gagner also recognized that his version of the AWA are also prohibited and enjoined from registering, using or owning the AWAStars.com and myspace.com/awastars domains. Gagner provided proof that he had transferred the domains to World Wrestling Entertainment's ownership, which was delayed due to his webmaster being away on a honeymoon.
Gagner informed the court that he had "notified all contracted and former affiliates and associates" of his version of the AWA of the court's order. He noted, "Names they may continue to use have been filed for federal trademark protection and can be used under a licensure by the owner" and that two separate promoters (Brian Logan of Oak Hill, West Virginia and Michael Howerton of Parkersburg, WV) have "refused to comply with this request" and intend to continue promoting events as "the real AWA" under the Internet domain TheRealAWA.com.
Gagner also noted that he owns and holds a trademark for "American Wrestling Alliance", so it appears he may attempt to move forward with using the AWA letters under the slight change in what the letters stand for.
For what it's worth, the response to the court was signed "Dale R. Gagner" under that spelling.