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It has been nearly a year since President Trump tweeted his trademark claim against the “alt-left” and other “haters.”
He filed the lawsuit in February, but the filing was denied in March.
In an email to The Washington State Lottery, Trump’s lawyers argued the lawsuit was improper and the president should have waited to file until the state Lottery made a ruling.
But the State Lotteries did not rule on the claim until April 4.
Trump’s trademark lawyers wrote that he had already filed the claim in March and that the State of Washington did not make a ruling until April 5.
That is, Trump did not file a decision until the State Office of Administrative Law and Review ruled on the matter on April 2.
Trump was required to file a claim by the state lottery in March, but it was denied.
The state lottery then filed a request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which denied the claim on April 4, according to a court filing.
The State Lotters office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The lawsuit was filed in a case brought by the United States on behalf of the Uptown Seattle Neighborhood Association and a nonprofit called the American Family Association.
The lawsuit contends that Trump and his supporters were illegally boycotting the United Nations and that he was discriminating against Muslims.
Trump is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama, who was elected in 2008 and who has a Muslim-American son-in-law.
Trump has repeatedly called Obama a Muslim, a charge Obama has vehemently denied.
The state Lotters filed a notice in March to withdraw the claim against Trump.
The request for withdrawal was rejected in June, according the lawsuit.
The Washington Lottery is a nonprofit entity.
The office of administrative law and review has the authority to grant a claim if there is a violation of state law, but that is a decision made by the State’s Office of State Administrative Law.