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WWE Legal puts The Bullet Club in their sights

Busy week for the legal eagles in Vince McMahon's employ.

Yesterday, news was spreading that they're targeting Rey Mysterio for a copyright lawsuit due to his use of the name WWE took ownership of while he was contracted to the company.  Today, is reporting they have filed a trademark claim that will allow them to pursue legal action against New Japan's Bullet Club faction and their members, Ring of Honor and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla mainstays The Young Bucks.

That's right.  WWE wants to own the hand signal made famous by The Kliq.  Here's the image PWInsider says is on the paperwork sent to the Trademark office:

If successful (and there is pro wrestling precedent...DDP trademarked his "Diamond Cutter" gesture in the 1990s and the suit he brought against Jay-Z for using a similar one in promoting Roc-A-Fella albums and clothing was legitimate enough that Beyonce's husband settled out of court), this would open the door for WWE to shut down or pursue compensation for the gestures use by the extremely popular AJ Styles-led NJPW group and especially merchandise like this Young Bucks' shirt:

What do you make of this, Cagesiders?  Fair claim, or no fun, on WWE's part?

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