New York City to sue Trump for trademark violation
The New York Times is reporting that New York is suing Donald Trump for the right to use the term “Donald Trump” in ads, including in a new campaign ad for a political party.
The newspaper first reported that the ads had been made.
The Times reported that Trump’s attorneys are requesting that a court invalidate any of the ads, saying that the Trump name is “unlawfully used” in any context.
The complaint was filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, and it accuses the President of trademark infringement.
The lawsuit was filed in response to a complaint filed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which seeks to get Trump to stop using the name in ads that have been used for political purposes.
The group says that the name is disparaging and racially offensive.
Trump has previously criticized the group for suing him, saying the group’s efforts were a way to silence him.
The President has previously used the term Trump in a speech.
The National Association of Black Journalists is also suing Trump, and the complaint alleges that the President’s use of the term is disparaged and discriminates against them.
Trump’s attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.
The complaint comes after Trump took to Twitter last month to address criticism that he uses the term as a political weapon against his opponents.
“They know it’s a political term, but they will do anything to stop it,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on April 6.
“The media is so dishonest.
The press is the enemy.”
He continued: “I’m not going to get into it, I just want to say this.
It’s called the media, because you all know that, right?”
Trump has repeatedly said that the term he uses is “the same as the KKK,” but that he doesn’t want to use it in the same way.