Teen Vogue Writer Attempts To Trademark ‘Fake News’ So Trump Can’t Use It
The writer added that the group intended to capitalize on the pending trademark
A far-left Teen Vogue writer has vowed to prevent President Donald Trump from using the term 'fake news' by trademarking it.
Emily Bloch announced in an article published Tuesday that the Florida Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, of which she is president, applied to have the term trademarked.
According to Bloch’s article:
"Along with several of my colleagues, we’re trying to stop Trump from calling everything he doesn’t like 'fake news' in a way that even a businessman as self-obsessed as Trump can understand: trademark law.
"The Florida Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists— one of America’s oldest and largest journalism advocacy groups — applied to trademark the term 'fake news' with the intended goal of curbing Trump’s frequent use of it to discredit stories he doesn’t like."
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But Bloch admitted tha the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office may not grant the now-pending request.
The writer added that the group intended to capitalize on the pending trademark by flooding the White House with “cease and desist letters” if he continued to use the term.
According to a sample letter included in the article:
“Referring to factual stories that are critical of your administration as FAKE NEWS (TM pending) is indeed trademark infringement.
"You may not be aware, but your misuse of the term FAKE NEWS (TM pending) has greatly confused the American people and shaken their trust in the journalism that’s so vital to our democracy.”
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Bloch ended the article by writing that the group did not expect to succeed in trademarking “fake news.”
“What we do hope is that this idea is outrageous enough to get people to stop and think about what fake news is, and what it means to them,” she said.
In June, Teen Vogue irresponsibly published an article advising minors on how to get abortions without their parents’ knowledge or consent.
In the Down to Find Out column, contributor Nora Willis Aronowitz addressed the question of a pregnant 16-year-old asking how to obtain an abortion without alerting her parents, who she described as being against the proceedure.