Hannah Joseph was quoted by the The Boston Globe in a recent story about the President’s ability to trademark his infamous neologism: “covfefe.” The story is titled “Can you trademark ‘covfefe’? These people and companies are trying.”
The article discusses various attempts to trademark the word covfefe after the President coined the word on Twitter.
In the article, Hannah analyzes whether a single word can be trademarked as follows:
So who really has the right to call “covfefe” his or her own?
“The question really that is interesting is who is going to get the right to it first, and whether Trump has any trademark rights at all,” said Hannah T. Joseph, an attorney who practices intellectual property law.
“If Trump or his campaign was using ‘covfefe’ in conjunction with any products or services, they’d arguably have some rights to the word,” Joseph said. “But assuming that’s not the case, it’s open season for everybody else.”
The article was written by Boston Globe correspondent, Claire Parker.
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