The current president of the United States is infamous for tweeting statements that contradict or damage arguments that his lawyers are making on his behalf in some case in the court system; and thereby he exemplifies how social media can and has impacted legal challenges.
We’re talking about all the judges who were reluctant to accept that the his travel ban was not about banning one religion but terror threats while making a series of anti-Muslim tweets and calling for his ban whenever an Islamic Jihadist wreaks havoc in European ally nations.
But then there are the less malignant examples.
As in the case of married pop figures entertainers Beyonce and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s attempt to trademark their first child’s name, Blue Ivy. The duo sent their legal team to protect the name really for the sake of keeping others from profiting off their hard earned fame.
We know this because Jay Z said so.
In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2012, that was likely shared in social media widely, Carter is quoted stating it so nobody else could and that it “wasn’t for us to do anything.”
“People wanted to make products based on our child’s name,” he told the magazine.“And you don’t want anybody trying to benefit off your baby’s name. It wasn’t for us to do anything; as you see, we haven’t done anything.”
The lawyers for event planning company Blue Ivy was able to use that statement in the company’s opposition to the Carters’ Trademark application by pointing out that the celebrity couple really had no intention to put the name in the stream of commerce. You see that is a key requirement for getting a trademark. Foiled!
The famous couple are having at it again.
They recently used the same company that filed the Blue Ivy mark, BGK Trademark Holdings, to make a similar filing for the names Suri Carter and Rumi Carter which has left many Internet Sleuths, starting with TMZ which discovered it, hypothesizing that those are the names of their newborn twins.
We think once bitten, twice shy and this time, they probably already have Rumi Carter and Suri Carter -branded receiving blankets selling at Bergdorf Goodman as we type.
Coming full circle, by the looks of things, it doestn’t appear as if the president has any plans on curbing his tweeting however.