“Make America Great Again!” trademarked by Donald Trump?

(Trump files three more trademark applications:  followup blog post here.)

It turns out that Donald Trump filed a US trademark application in 2012 for the mark “Make America Great Again”.  In May of this year he filed a Statement of Use and barring some surprise, the USPTO will soon grant a trademark registration.

The identified services are “political action committee services, namely, promoting public awareness of political issues” and “fundraising in the field of politics”.

7 thoughts on ““Make America Great Again!” trademarked by Donald Trump?

  1. It’s a pity that the classification manual doesn’t have a class for “relentless self-promotion”, subclass “political”, sub-subclass “while never having actually pursued a political campaign” – the Donald’s application would fit right in there.

  2. In Trump’s opinion, this mark is (must be!) immediately *descriptive* of the function, purpose and use of the services provided. If the applicant himself believes the mark is descriptive, should it be issued?

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  6. Is the phrase Make America Great Again trade marked for people making hand made dolls. With the logo on the will shirts? A friend of mind wants to make the hand made dolls of Mr.Trump with that phrase on the doll caps.
    Who would she contact?

    • Hello this is your blogger Carl Oppedahl. Thank you for your comment. In this situation you should consult competent trademark counsel who can consider your specific situation when advising you.

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