The proceedings had been put on hold for a while because Lindner in turn had applied to have Trump’s trademarks declared invalid. According to Lindner, Trump does not use his trademarks at all in Europe and then you lose your right after 5 years.

Trump condoom
These are not the condoms in question but a competitors


Battle continues again

However, Trump has now shown sufficient evidence of use of his trademark in Europe, according to EUIPO, so Lindner’s request has been rejected. And so the battle for the Trump condom just continues full speed ahead again..

Bas Kist is mede-oprichter van Merkenbureau Chiever. Hij schrijft regelmatig artikelen over merken- en auteursrecht in de Volkskrant en Adformatie. Daarnaast is hij docent bij de European Institute for Brand management EURIB.