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Maker of ‘iTrump’ Trumpet App Silences Trump in Trademark Fight

  • Representing self, Tom Scharfeld withstood Trump legal assault
  • Spoonjack owner’s six-year struggle to offer musical game
The iTrump app on Apple's App Store

The iTrump app on Apple's App Store

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The owner of Trump Tower, Trump Golf Links, and The Donald J. Trump Signature Collection can’t claim this one as his own: iTrump.

That’s because the trademark resides with a 40-year-old-engineer and amateur musician who created an iPhone app designed to teach people how to play the trumpet. This month, Tom Scharfeld prevailed in his grueling six-year legal fight against Donald Trump. And Scharfeld’s triumph is even more impressive because he succeeded without a lawyer.