Donald Trump is currently involved in a legal battle to stop the sale of condoms emblazoned with his name on.
DTTM Operations LLC, a company responsible for Trump’s intellectual property rights has been attempting to stop an EU company’s application to make condoms branded with the former president.
Other products that a German man named Frank Lindner is attempting to make using Trump’s name include beer, sparkling wine and confectionary.
Lindner has also applied for a number of other trademarks owned by DTTM Operations LLC, insisting that there is no proof they are being used on any products.
DTTM has brought a Swedish attorney on board in an attempt to speed proceedings up.
Their argument is that potential customers in Europe may think that the contraception is affiliated and approved by Trump.
Legal correspondence presented to the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) shows the arguments put forward by Trump’s team.
Stockholm-based intellectual property attorney Jesper Sellin said that Trump’s profile globally should be taken into consideration when deliberating whether or not the trademark should be awarded, claiming that the general public may “reasonably assume a connection with the contested application”.
Sellin went on to point out that he is “the only federal officeholder in American history to be impeached twice”, and presented over 200 pages worth of exhibits to illustrate places where Trump trademarks have been used.
These include Trump’s own hotels and golf resorts.
Responding, Lindner’s teams said: “There is no likelihood of confusion between golf and hotel services on the one hand and condoms, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages on the other. A hotel or a golf club is typically not a manufacturer of condoms or drinks.”
Other products Frank Lindner is attempting to make using Trump’s name include beer, sparkling wine and confectionary. Niall Carson
It comes as a congressional panel investigating Donald Trump and his supporters' role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on Congress issued its final report last week, urging federal prosecuters to charge the former president with four crimes, including obstruction and insurrection.
Additionally, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee said some of Trump's tax records showed his income and tax liability fluctuated dramatically in recent years, raising questions about the legitimacy of some of his deductions and about the Internal Revenue Services' presidential audit program.
The moves add to the host of legal threats facing Trump, who last month announced he will seek the White House again in 2024.
Donald Trump is involved in a peculiar legal battle to stop the sale of condoms with his name on them Alex Brandon