Josh Gerben was quoted by the Wall Street Journal about the DNC’s use of “Donald Ducks” an anti-Trump mascot dressed as Disney’s Donald Duck.


U.S. trademark law prevents use of a registered trademark to create a false association with the owner of the trademark

Gerben said.

In this instance, if a reasonable consumer would believe that Disney had authorized use of the DONALD DUCK trademark to launch a political attack on Donald Trump, then there would be trademark infringement.