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John Chapman Sells UK Trade Marks to WWE

April 5, 2013

HERTFORDSHIRE, England, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ICT entrepreneur John Chapman has come to terms with the WWE for the sale of Chapman’s UK trademarks relating to the initials WW and the MSW/UWF video library.

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The UK trademarks include registration nos. 2615718 WW, 2617050 WW, 2610367 Universal Wrestling Federation, 2610368 UWF, 2610370 Mid-South Wrestling Association, and 2610371 MSW.

Chapman acquired earliest rights on numerous intellectual property from the Crown of Great Britain via the Bona Vacantia Division of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department.

About John Chapman

John Chapman is a British ICT entrepreneur who re-engineered the voicemail and email platforms of Deutsche Telekom, o2, Virgin Media, and Vodafone. Chapman was formally a lead engineer responsible for ICT engineering activities at Her Majesty’s Prison Service, MTV Networks, and the Intercontinental Hotels Group. In 2009 Chapman incorporated Telpla Ltd (UK) and Telpla, Inc. (Delaware, USA), providing managed ICT services for global companies including Vodafone.

In 2010 Chapman incorporated WOS Wrestling Ltd; in 2011, Chapman incorporated WOS Wrestling, Inc. (Delaware, USA). Chapman acquired the rights to the iconic British World of Sport Wrestling video library from ITV plc and the Crown of Great Britain. Chapman also acquired a contract to provide British wrestling programming to iTunes S.a.r.l. The World of Sport Wrestling Classics television programs became available on iTunes in 2012.

Additional information on Telpla can be found at http://www.telpla.com.

Additional information on WOS Wrestling can be found at http://www.woswrestling.com.

Additional information on John Chapman can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/in/johndavidchapman.

About WWE
WWE is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.


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