Trump makes money off the name 'Central Park'

Posted at 9:09 AM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 09:09:26-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is arguably New York City's most famous resident, and he's made some of his money off the name of one of its most famous public landmarks: Central Park.

The Republican presidential candidate has trademarked the words "Central Park" on items including furniture, chandeliers and even key chains.

Records show Trump first put a trademark on the name in 1991, when the city's crime rate was near its height and Central Park had a less-than-glamorous reputation.

The trademark has expanded over the years and was most famously used on a line of Trump-branded furnishings, including tables, beds, lamps, pillows and picture frames.

A Trump spokesman declined to say how much money has been made off the trademark, which was first reported by the cable news channel NY1.