Media Mentions
November 02, 2023

Justices Skeptical of Attempt to Trademark Trump’s Name

Jennifer Mauri’s deep knowledge of trademark law is front and center in a story published about Vidal v Elster, a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, in which the justices are to determine whether the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to register a trademark—”Trump Too Small”—violated free speech rights. In an article in the Daily Journal titled, “Justices Skeptical of Attempt to Trademark Trump’s Name,” Jennifer indicates that denial of trademark protection for a T-shirt mocking former President Donald Trump was likely proper, as it was based upon the applicable “living person” rule, rather than being a restriction of speech under the First Amendment.

Jennifer A. Mauri

Senior Associate
Class Action & Complex Litigation, Intellectual Property
Internet, Software & Technology