Why a judge in New York has granted trademark protection to the words ‘Trump’ and ‘Trumpism’
President Donald Trump’s administration has applied for trademark protection for several words related to his administration, including “Trumpism,” which means the administration’s policy or approach to politics and governance.
The administration filed a federal trademark application in New Orleans last month, which was granted in late June.
The application also includes the word “Trump,” which is the term for Trumpism, and “Trumped” which means “Trump-era.”
Trump has been in the news for his decision to fire James Comey, the director of the FBI, as well as his dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from any investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump also recently announced he would not be attending the Republican National Convention, citing the possibility of conflict with his daughter Ivanka Trump.
Trump’s Justice Department declined to comment for this article.