Donald Trump appeals petition to market ‘Trump condoms’


The former president of the United States Donald Trump has appealed the request of a German businessman to market condoms, beers and other alcoholic beverages under the ‘Trump’ brand in the market made up of the 27 EU countries.

The request to sell under the ‘Trump’ brand condoms, beers, juices and alcoholic beverages has been presented from the small town of Oberlichtenau, in the federal state of Saxony, by the German entrepreneur Frank Lindner before the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), which is based in Alicante. The former US president’s company that handles the intellectual property (IP) for him, DTTM Operations LLC, has formalized an opposition to Lindner’s request before the EUIPO through a Swedish law firm specializing in IP matters, Potter Clarkson.

Donald Trump’s representatives have argued in the legal battle that has been opened over this matter that potential European buyers of ‘Trump’ condoms and drinks they could confuse those articles with the business of the politicianmainly in the hotel sector and golf courses.

In addition, they warn that the nature of the products that Lindner wants to sell using the name ‘Trump’ could undermine the reputation and good name of the former presidentwho has recently confirmed that he aspires to run again in the United States White House elections.

For his part, and through a lawyer, the German businessman has replied to the EUIPO that there is no reason for confusion between sectors as disparate as the hotels and golf courses owned by Donald Trump, on the one hand, and condoms and alcoholic beverages, on the other.

In his allegations, he has also pointed out that the former president is sufficiently well-known among consumers in the market that make up the EU for him to their business be confused with the items you have requested to trade, so there would be no reason to reject your request.

the EUIPO registers more than 150,000 brands per yearTherefore, the one related to Trump is one more of the many requests that are received daily at the Euroagencia, which, in addition to trademarks, is dedicated to the protection of community drawings and models and, in the same way, houses the European Observatory against piracy.

With a thousand Euroofficials from the 27 countries of the Union, this Office based in Alicante is one of the largest decentralized in the EU and the procedures are carried out in the 23 official languages, including the five working ones, which are German, Spanish, French, English and Italian.

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