The Obamas Try to Take Another Company’s Trademark, Fight For “Higher Ground”

In case you haven’t heard, Barack and Michelle Obama are now involved in the entertainment business through a deal with Netflix.

Things are not going well, though.

They’re already involved in a trademark dispute.

The Mental Recession blog reports:

Obamas Accused of ‘Deplorable Behavior’ as They Fight to Take Another Company’s Trademark

An attorney for an e-publishing company has accused Barack and Michelle Obama of “deplorable behavior” after the former first couple filed to cancel his client’s trademark and take it for themselves.

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The Hollywood Reporter states that the Obamas filed a petition to cancel the trademark of the company called Higher Ground Enterprises. The couple had formed Higher Ground Productions LLC to broker a lucrative agreement with Netflix to produce films and television series.

They originally argued that the two similar names could co-exist in the market, something the U.S. Trademark Office rejected in refusing to register the Obamas claim back in April.

Rather than come up with a different name the couple decided to try and take it for themselves, filing a petition to cancel the trademark for Higher Ground Enterprises.

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They’re basically being accused of hypocrisy:

People don’t seem surprised:

It’s probably safe to say they’re not off to a great start.


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