WWF v. WWF (World Wildlife Fund v. World Wrestling Federation)

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The acronym WWF was shared by both World Wide Fund for nature and World Wrestling Federation since 1979.   In 2000, the World Wide Fund for Nature sued the World Wrestling Federation and asked them to change the acronym they used.  On August 10, 2001, a U.K. court ruled in favor of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

The World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment and changed the acronym from WWF to WWE.  They didn’t lose their sense of humor and called movement called “Get the F out.”

https://svenvironment.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/52ea1-wwe2bget2bthe2bf2bout.pngThe World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment and changed its Web address from WWF.com to WWE.com. 

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It also changed its stock ticker from WWF to WWE.  In 2002, the World Wide Fund for Nature petitioned the court for $360 million in damages, but was not successful.  However, WWE was mandated to issue newly branded merchandise…

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