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Judd Legum 18 Feb 17
1. Guys, there is a A LOT more to the story of Trump's new trademark
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2. Specifically, Trump's new trademark is actually prohibited by Chinese law. He got it anyway.
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3. Chinese law prohibits the trademarking of names of political leaders
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4. Here text of the actual code. They list a trademark of Putin as a prohibited trademark as he's a political leader
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5. We aren't just making this up. This is how top legal experts in Chinese IP law view the rules
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6. As a legal matter in the U.S., this is very significant.
China’s Valentine’s Day present to Trump could put him in legal jeopardy.
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7. The Constitution prohibits the President from receiving presents from foreign governments
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8. Trump getting this trademark outside of Chinese law eliminates the last possible defense Trump would have
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9. Larry Tribe, one of the nation's top constitutional law scholars, told us that
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10. This is a BFD. Violating the Emoluments Clause is an impeachable offense.
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