There’s been lots of press coverage about China recently granting 38 US President Donald Trump-related trademarks. But did you know that there’s also been some Trump-related trademark news in Mexico too?
In February 2016, as candidate Trump campaigned on, among other things, building a wall between the US and Mexico, his company filed four trademarks with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI). And now those trademarks have been granted.
The Trump trademarks in Mexico cover business operations including construction, construction materials, hotels, hospitality and tourism, real estate, financial services, and insurance. These same trademarks, under the name Donald J. Trump, had expired in 2015. The new trademarks list the owner as DTTM Operations LLC, reportedly the holding company for Trump’s trademarks.The Trump Organization’s General Counsel Alan Garten acknowledged the Mexican trademarks may be used for possible new ventures and to keep others from profiting from using the Trump name. Garten said, “We’re not being granted anything we didn’t have before” and the original trademarks came “years before (Trump) even announced his candidacy.”
In a January press conference, Trump’s attorney Sheri Dillon announced that the Trump Organization would make no new foreign deals during his presidency.