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In an amusing local story the Pro-Trump student orgqnization has hit an interesting snag. They wish to name themselves Students for Trump or something similar, Trump is the important slement here. PSU has reasonably told them that they need to secure permission from the Campaign proper first, because Trump has made significant efforts to trademark 'Trump' both domestically and abroad and for PSU to recognize a club named after him could put PSU in bad with the lawsuot happy businessman.

Firstly unintended consequences. Lol.

Secondly where *is* the camlaign on this one? 40k+ young impressionable minds in a swing state. Even if half can't vote they're full of energy and generally work free/cheap from idealism. You would think any forward thinking campaign would be all over that energy inztead of leaving it flapping in the wind.
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They should rename themsleves college undergraduates need Trump supporters

C.u.n.t.s for short.
 
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Reasonably?

What good or service is being produced that may confuse a reasonable person?

Clinton has default trademark protection, as would Hillary, or Obama, or even W if used inappropriately.

Reasonable? Or vindictive?
 
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Considering Trump is not only a name but a brand and a product they are not nearly the same.
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Shadrach wrote:
Considering Trump is not only a name but a brand and a product they are not nearly the same.


It's not the school's job to act on the campaign's behalf anymore than prohibiting advertising for a Bern rally or a Green rally both of which have trademark protection.

The onus is on the trademark owner.
 
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Koldfoot wrote:
Shadrach wrote:
Considering Trump is not only a name but a brand and a product they are not nearly the same.


It's not the school's job to act on the campaign's behalf anymore than prohibiting advertising for a Bern rally or a Green rally both of which have trademark protection.

The onus is on the trademark owner.


Who does so by sueing PSU for adopting an Official club with thst name. Why invite a lawsuit?
 
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Shadrach wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
Shadrach wrote:
Considering Trump is not only a name but a brand and a product they are not nearly the same.


It's not the school's job to act on the campaign's behalf anymore than prohibiting advertising for a Bern rally or a Green rally both of which have trademark protection.

The onus is on the trademark owner.


Who does so by sueing PSU for adopting an Official club with thst name. Why invite a lawsuit?


That's a realistic scenario in your world?

https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/studentorgs/orgdirectory/...
 
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https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/studentorgs/orgdirectory/...
 
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This is Trump we're talking about here. Who needs realism?
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https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/studentorgs/orgdirectory/...

Their website.
http://sites.psu.edu/shield/

No trademark acknowledgments on it. No used with permission.

PSU would seem to be a stickler for that.


 
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Koldfoot wrote:
https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/studentorgs/orgdirectory/...

Their website.
http://sites.psu.edu/shield/

No trademark acknowledgments on it. No used with permission.

PSU would seem to be a stickler for that.




Again, check history. Some people sue over usage more than others.
 
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Ok. Google: trademark lawsuit marvel
 
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Koldfoot wrote:
Shadrach wrote:
Considering Trump is not only a name but a brand and a product they are not nearly the same.


It's not the school's job to act on the campaign's behalf anymore than prohibiting advertising for a Bern rally or a Green rally both of which have trademark protection.

The onus is on the trademark owner.
It is their job to avoid potential lawsuits that may daamge them.
 
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I can't remember where I saw it, but I was reading that the Trump campaign was pretty terrible in terms of making harnessing the power of students. Lots of students out there who want to support Trump, but the campaign hasn't really put into an effort to get a ground campaign on universities going. Meanwhile, Hilary has poured tons of money and staff into getting those students who support her out and stumping for her in battleground states.

Its part of a more general problem that Trump has- Ground Game. Hilary has about three times as many offices and staff in battleground states as Trump does. Personally, I think this helps explain some of the polling which shows the national polling tightening, but Hilary's lead in battleground states staying the same or not ebbing as much.

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Koldfoot wrote:
Ok. Google: trademark lawsuit marvel


From Marvel's lwn webpage:

http://marvel.com/help/category/11/topic/29

Looks like student club is in the clear.
 
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Shadrach wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
Ok. Google: trademark lawsuit marvel


From Marvel's lwn webpage:

http://marvel.com/help/category/11/topic/29

Looks like student club is in the clear.


Thank you.

Of course the student club is in the clear.

As is the Trump club.

As is the Three Stooges Club.

As is the Beyoncé club.

As is the Disney club. (which really exists. Wanna talk about serious lawsuit potential? Disney.)

The university is out of line.
 
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Koldfoot wrote:
Shadrach wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
Ok. Google: trademark lawsuit marvel


From Marvel's lwn webpage:

http://marvel.com/help/category/11/topic/29

Looks like student club is in the clear.


Thank you.

Of course the student club is in the clear.

As is the Trump club.

As is the Three Stooges Club.

As is the Beyoncé club.

As is the Disney club. (which really exists. Wanna talk about serious lawsuit potential? Disney.)

The university is out of line.

https://sites.psu.edu/mouseears/

Notice something about the Disney club? It's not called the Disney club. And when the word Disney appears in the subheading it has a big old copyright symbol there.

Also would you care to wager *that* club actually has permission?

You may not have worked with student clubs much, but securing permission is a thing. My friend would go on at length about the efforts the anime club had to go through so they could host free viewings of episodes or movies.

As Dar said, the real point here is that the Trumo Campaign has zero presence on its end at one of the largest universities in the country; which is also in a swing state.
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