Ever since UFC 205, there’s been a huge amount of Speculation about Conor McGregor’s future. There’s other people far more qualified to talk about that than me, so I wont throw in my two cents, but what about the McGregor Promotions trademark application that has just been filed? Well THAT I am qualified to talk about.
What I will tell you is that last Friday, 02 December 2016, one of Conor McGregor’s Irish Companies (in which Dee Devlin is a Director) McGregor Sports and Entertainment Limited applied for a trademark in Ireland for ‘McGregor Promotions’
The trademark application covers the following goods and services:
Clothing; footwear; headgear.
Advertising; business management; promotion services; promotional sponsorship; promotional marketing; promotion of events; promotion of sporting events; promotional and advertising services; publicity and promotional services; promotional management of celebrities; distribution of promotional materials; development of promotional campaigns; sales promotion for third parties; advertising, marketing and promotion services; consultancy relating to promotions; promotion of sports competitions and events; arranging and conducting of promotional events; consultancy relating to advertising and promotion services; arranging and conducting marketing promotional events for others; advertising, marketing and promotional consultancy, advisory and assistance services; promotion of goods and services through sponsorship of sports events; promoting the sale of goods and services of others through promotional events; advertising, including promotion of products and services of third parties through sponsoring arrangements and licence agreements relating to international sports events.
Entertainment; sporting and cultural activities; gymnasium services; provision of health club services; health and fitness training; gymnastic instruction.
It’s typical in trademark applications to apply for a fairly broad range of goods and services, but if you were to read into it, it’s noteworthy that the application includes
- Promotion of Sporting Events
- Advertising, including promotion of products and services of third parties through sponsoring arrangements and licence agreements relating to international sports events.
I’d always advise caution about reading too much into the contents of a trademark application, but that being said in the absence of any other indiciation about what’s next for the Notorious, this is (in my view at least) the best we have to go on so far!
You can read more about the history of Conor McGregor’s trademarks after the jump (as they say):