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Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:27 AM

Russia Renewed Unused Trump Trademarks in 2016

Source: New York Times



By MIKE McINTIREJUNE 18, 2017

Amid a broadening investigation of Russian contacts with his associates and his own role in trying to stop it, President Trump fired off another angry tweet this past week repeating his assertion that he has no business interests in Russia.

But while no Trump Tower graces the Moscow skyline, the Russian authorities recently made sure that another piece of valuable property — the intellectual kind — bearing the same name remained safely in Mr. Trump’s portfolio.

Last year, while hacking Democrats’ emails and working to undermine the American presidential election, the Russian government also granted extensions to six trademarks for Mr. Trump that had been set to expire. The Trump trademarks, originally obtained between 1996 and 2007 for hotels and branding deals that never materialized, each had terms that were coming to an end in 2016.

Despite their inactivity, the Trump Organization sought extensions for the trademarks from Rospatent, the Russian government agency in charge of intellectual property. In a series of approvals starting in April 2016 and ending in December, Rospatent granted new 10-year terms for the trademarks, the agency’s records show.

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Reply Russia Renewed Unused Trump Trademarks in 2016 (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 18 OP
Botany Jun 18 #1
PatSeg Jun 18 #6
SergeStorms Jun 19 #8
dalton99a Jun 18 #2
DK504 Jun 18 #3
lark Jun 18 #4
BumRushDaShow Jun 18 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 18 #7
KewlKat Jun 19 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:37 AM

1. Nothing to see here .... move on nothing to see here

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 01:30 PM

6. They don't even try to be subtle

Everything is so "In-your-face". They are either terribly naive or incredibly arrogant.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 02:28 AM

8. Incredibly arrogant.

There's NO doubt about that!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:45 AM

2. Sheer coincidence

"Believe me"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:11 AM

3. Exactly how stupid are these "people"?

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Response to DK504 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:22 AM

4. drumpf is such an idiot, he doesn't even recognize that he's really really stupid.

He thinks he's smrt and that everyone else is sooo stupid, he can do anything and get away with it, maybe by paying a fine and not admitting guilt. it's what he's done his entire adult life, broken every rule and law and just paid minimal fines. The rich are often a rouge class, the judges let them get away with anything, and drumpf is the absolute worst of the lot. Actually, he's the worst person in the world!

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Response to lark (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:44 AM

5. Maybe one day

he'll go the way of Bernie Madoff who did his dirt for about as long as Drumpf.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 07:48 PM

7. They had to make sure their investment was compensated

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:58 AM

9. MJ said 4 just happened to be renewrd on Nov 8

Coincidence?

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