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

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.”

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The 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 such as apparel, action figures, video games, and DVDs with the “WWE” initials.
Later WWE reached a settlement with World Wide Fund for Nature that WWE will no longer have to blur out the old “WWF” logo on any videos from their library.  As a result, WWE could sell several classic videos without any blurring to the logo and no audible editing of the “WWF” name either.

 

 

 

 

World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Drops The ‘F’ To Emphasize the ‘E’ for Entertainment STAMFORD, CONN., May 6, 2002 – To further capture a greater share of the …

 

The two organizations couldn’t have been more different, but they were unceremoniously joined by the same acronym. The WWF — World Wildlife Fund — and …

 

During the time the WWE was fighting with the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) I was only about 10 so I didn’t understand the extent and time length of this legal battle.

 

 

The World Wildlife Fund has put the clinch once again on the World Wrestling Federation in a tussle over use of the acronym “WWF,” marking the latest legal …
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