A 'Trump Too Small' TM Registration Could Curb Free Speech

By Maya Tarr (June 29, 2023, 4:17 PM EDT) -- When Steve Elster filed a federal trademark application in 2018 for the phrase "Trump Too Small" for use on T-shirts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected his application on the basis that it violates Section 2(c) of the Lanham Act, a provision in the federal trademark statute limiting the registration of trademarks that include a "name, portrait or signature identifying a particular living individual" without their written consent.[1]...

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