Overlooked loophole allows Mexican businessman to mock Trump with this product

A loophole that failed to cover the trademarking of “hygiene paper” in Mexico is allowing a businessman to make a statement against President Trump because of what he says was an insult to the people of our neighbor to the South.

While the Trump company trademarked many sectors in Mexican industry, they neglected to register for toilet paper.

Corporate lawyer Antonio Battaglia took the loophole opportunity to manufacture Trump brand toilet paper as a way to hit back at the president over his policies and statements that relate to Mexican nationals and immigrants.

“I was very annoyed and I started looking for a way to do something that had an impact, not in a tone of mockery or bad revenge, but in a positive way,” Battaglia told Expansión.

“I tried to register a brand of clothing or footwear, because my family is dedicated to the production of shoes, and there I thought it was a possibility, but the ‘Trump’ brand was already registered,” he explained. “Then came the idea of ​​producing a toilet paper, a product that was ironic and that remained in the market for a good time.”

The packaging has witticisms with double meaning, such as “suavidad sin fronteras,” which translates to “softness without borders,” and “puro rollo,” which translates to “pure rolls,” but also could mean “pure nonsense.”

A Twitter account appearing to be Battaglia’s retweeted a video of the product in Spanish.

Este mexicano creó el papel higiénico marca “Trump” para ayudar a los inmigrantes pic.twitter.com/Diatr0mu4X

— EL PAIS América (@elpais_america) May 28, 2017

Battaglia plans to produce a limited amount of the toilet paper to raise interest and demand, and says he will donate 30% of the profits to help those who are deported by the Trump administration to Mexico.

The Associated Press said a lawyer for the Trump corporation did not respond to a request for a comment.

Of course, Battaglia isn’t the first Trump critic to think of the idea – Chinese manufacturers have been selling the product with different facial expressions since the election.

Chinese manufacturers are selling toilet papers in the US with facial expressions of Donald Trump. The novelty Trump toilet papers bear the slogan "Dump with Trump". State-run Xinhua news agency reported buyers can choose from different Trump facial expressions featured on them which include smiling, pointing and pouting. Qingdao Wellpaper Industrial Company said sales of its Trump toilet papers have been rising since mid-February. They had already received more than 50 orders, some for up to 5,000 rolls. Most of the orders were placed by US buyers. While wholesale prices from Chinese sellers are averaged 50 US cents, resell prices on eBay or Amazon can be as much as $ 30.

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