Ryan Reynolds trademarks Wrexham FC to make the club a global brand
HOLLYWOOD superstar Ryan Reynolds wants to make Wrexham AFC a global brand after trademarking the club’s name.
He was granted copyright protection in the US and UK to flog merchandise with the club’s branding.
The A-lister aims to make the diminutive Welsh outfit a household name around the world with a range of homewares, clothing and toys.
He has registered ‘Wrexham FC 1864’ and ‘Wrexham FC’ in the UK and ‘Wrexham is the Name’ and ‘Wrexham FC 1864’ in the US.
And he has a pending application for “Welcome to Wrexham” to be registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Protection in the UK was granted by the Intellectual Property Office and lasts for ten years.
His holding company, RR McReynolds Company LLC, asked for the rights to market goods in five different classes.
This includes flogging equipment such as clothing and sportswear, luggage, games and toys, as well as making television programs and providing football coaching services.
The star was in the UK this week to watch Wrexham’s dramatic win over promotion rivals Notts County on Easter Monday.
The Hollywood actor was at the Racecourse Ground alongside co-owner Rob McElhenney to watch Wrexham secure a thrilling 3-2 victory after goalkeeper Ben Foster saved a penalty in the 97th minute.
The couple bought the club in 2020.
The win leaves Wrexham close to securing their only automatic promotion spot to the Second Division and a return to the Football League for the first time since being relegated in 2008, and means Notts County will have to more than amass the play-offs despite 100 points this season.