With their promotion to the primary roster this week on SmackDown LIVE, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce will not be referred to as The Iconic Duo. As seen on the TitanTron throughout their ring entrance, Kay and Royce’s crew title is now The IIconics (that is additionally how WWE.com is referring to the tandem).
It seems that WWE modified their crew title attributable to trademark points. The US Trademark and Patent Office web site reveals that the title “Iconic Duo” is registered to Iconic Duo LLC, an organization that has the mark registered for clothes together with athletic footwear, headwear, hats, t-shirts and extra.
The trademark was filed on June 9, 2017. The firm then filed for opposition on Tuesday, which is identical day Kay and Royce debuted on Smackdown LIVE, attacking Charlotte Flair.
Due to the character of the trademark’s meant items and providers, WWE probably wouldn’t be capable to produce merchandise for Royce and Kay beneath that title. As such, they’re now referred to as The IIconics.
This state of affairs is considerably much like WWE altering Ruby Riot’s title to Ruby Riott. The spelling of her title was modified after her WWE TV debut attributable to a trademark situation with a fictional band in an ongoing ebook collection.
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