Trump­ing Don­ald?

Bloomberg Businessweek (Europe) - - FOCUS / SMALL BUSINESS -

The Don­ald isn’t alone in try­ing to cap­i­tal­ize on his fa­mous last name. The U.S. Patent and Trade­mark Of­fice is con­sid­er­ing sev­eral Trump-re­lated ap­pli­ca­tions that came from out­side the Trump Or­ga­ni­za­tion. ——James Nash The owner of a Con­necti­cut car-restora­tion busi­ness con­ceived the Trump Fence

Com­pany as a way to sup­port Don­ald Trump. The com­pany sells cof­fee mugs, T-shirts, and base­ball caps with a logo re­sem­bling Trump’s own, but it doesn’t sell ac­tual fenc­ing. Phoenix en­tre­pre­neur Richard Fox, who has also re­quested trade­marks for Sun Devil Cham­pagne and Cham­pagne Mag­a­zine, filed an ap­pli­ca­tion for Trump Cham­pagne. Trump coins—they come in sil­ver and cop­per, priced at $25 and $5, re­spec­tively— “ex­press the anger of the peo­ple who dis­trust politi­cians and the badly bro­ken U.S. po­lit­i­cal process,” Cal­i­for­nia-based New Lib­erty Dol­lar said in a press re­lease.

Logo filed with trade­mark ap­pli­ca­tion

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