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Trump-Supporting Attorney Says He Trademarked ‘Good Pillow’ Before David Hogg, William LeGate

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A Donald Trump-supporting attorney announced he trademarked Good Pillow before gun control activist David Hogg—and suggested it is “a good brand to put on pillows with a pro-gun civil rights message.”

Firearms patent and trademark attorney Ben Langlotz revealed he had “scooped” Hogg in an April 5 post on his website titled “how I taught a Harvard Boy a lesson about trademarks.”

He said: “I was surfing Twitter one evening in February when I ran across a story about David Hogg’s new scheme.”

The scheme Langlotz referred to was Hoog’s February 9 announcement on Twitter that his and co-founder William LeGate’s planned company name would be Good Pillow.

Langlotz said it had given him “a wonderful, awful idea.”

“Could this political attention-hogg have made the ultimate product announcement blunder?” he wrote.

“I’ve seen it countless times: the new product is announced, but the company didn’t apply first to register the trademark.

“I quickly clicked over to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website and searched Good Pillow: Nothing filed.”

Langlotz said he filed the request in order to “undermine his (Hogg) nefarious leftist plans” or to “own the libs,” and that he intends to offer pillows under the brand name.

Two trademark applications have been made for the use of the “Good Pillow” branding, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office database.

One was filed on February 9, when Langlotz tweeted: “This Harvard genius didn’t realize that our trademark system gives rights to the first application. I actually just filed and he’s going to have to pick another brand. I think this is a good brand to put on pillows with a pro-gun civil rights message.”

A separate application was logged on February 11.

Langlotz has previously tweeted favorably about Trump, writing on Twitter in January that “Trump was the first thing the GOP did well in my lifetime,” and called the former president a “True American hero,” in March.

The Liberty Buzz has contacted Langlotz, as well as LeGate and Hogg for comment.

Hogg has since announced he has resigned from his Good Pillow venture with co-founder LeGate.

In a series of tweets Hogg, 20, thanked LeGate and said he would now focus on his college studies and gun control activism.

7: Effective immediately, I have resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC. I want to thank Will for his partnership and wish him absolutely nothing but success with the future of Good Pillow.

— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 10, 2021

He said on Saturday: “Effective immediately, I have resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC. I want to thank Will for his partnership and wish him absolutely nothing but success with the future of Good Pillow.”

No products under the Good Pillow name have been sold by the company. LeGate said pre-sales will be processed “very soon” with shipping “currently scheduled” to start in July.

Earlier this year, LeGate complained of what he called a “fraudulent” company selling products under the name Good Pillow.

In a February 16 tweet, LeGate said: “There is a fraudulent company going under the name good pillow who started selling fake products after we announced the name. They are not affiliated with us.

“If you order from them you might be scammed. We’re in the process of dealing with this legally but we wanted to make aware.”

Hogg, who was a student during the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, said in February he had teamed up with LeGate to make a rival to MyPillow.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is an outspoken Trump supporter and has shared numerous conspiracy theories about the November 2020 election.

Shortly after Hogg’s announcement, Lindell told Axios via text that he did not see anything wrong with the endeavor and added: “Good for them…nothing wrong with competition that does not infringe on someone’s patent.”

Attorney Ben Langlotz said he beat David Hogg to the Good Pillow trademark. In this photo, Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg attends the 9th Annual Peace Week Town Hall on January 21, 2019 in New York City.
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