Make sex great again! Future of Trump condoms rests with EU patent office

Wednesday, 04 January 2023

Would you buy a Donald Trump-branded condom? Whether or not you will one day be able to do so rests on a decision by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the unlikely venue for a bizarre legal dispute between Trump's legal team and a German entrepreneur. Frank Lindner wants to sell a range of Trump-branded goods - condoms, clothing, beer and sparkling wine - and has filed an application with the EUIPO, as the Trump name is trademarked. But DTTM Operations LLC - which handles many trademarks for Trump, and which is being represented in Europe by Swedish law firm Potter Clarkson - is against the plan, according to correspondence filed to the EUIPO.