News: TNA having trademark issues in Europe?

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that TNA are struggling to trademark both "TNA" and "Impact" brand-names in Europe.

The problem stems from the Aritzia clothing company, who produce a women's line named "TNA" and appear to already own the trademark on clothing.

"Impact" has also been officially protested, by the Italian IT company, Datalogic Automation.

If these claims prove successful, TNA would not be allowed to use either name for clothing or television in Europe.

CLEM'S TAKE: Losing both globally recognisable brands in their second most important market would make for a crippling blow to TNA. One I'm not sure they'd be able to recover from. Such a change would necessitate a ground-up re-working of the company at what is already a critical juncture.

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