Some entrepreneurs in Melania Trump’s native Slovenia have taken advantage of the American First Lady’s image and name in a bid to promote various Slovenian products such as honey and pancakes.

Mrs. Trump’s legal team issued a press release which was sent to all Slovenian media stating that the words ‘Trump,’ ‘Melania’ and ‘Melania Trump’ are all protected trade marks and that their use by third parties would be illegal.

The lawyers are prioritising legal action over any goods and services using violations of Melania Trump’s photo or last name for illicit financial gain.