Former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho has filed a new trademark for his ‘Painmaker’ character that he first debuted in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Under “Chris Irvine Inc”, Jericho filed with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) to trademark an image of the wrestling character.

The description for the filing read, “The mark consists of a full figure design of a character comprising a fedora, a leather jacket having spikes protruding therefrom, a scarf, and a painted face.

Back in 2017, Jericho debuted his ‘Painmaker’ gimmick to fans of New Japan Pro Wrestling. Upon departing from the company, Jericho kept the character hidden until a recent deathmatch against Nick Gage at AEW Fight For The Fallen.

In a recent interview with Newsweek, Jericho opened up about how important it has been for him to keep evolving as a character in the ring.

“I think one of the reasons why I’ve had such a long career, wrestling-wise, is the diversity and constantly evolving and re-inventing that I do,” Jericho said.

“I can vividly remember, in about the year 2000, really thinking about how do I constantly stay relevant in what I’m doing?

There’s a way to do that but you have to take chances and you have to be confident in your ability as a character and as a performer.”

Chris Jericho did not appear live on AEW Dynamite the past two weeks due to being on tour with Fozzy in the UK,