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Ivanka's business wins approval for 16 new Chinese trademarks

Updated: Feb 4

Her trademarks remain a potential conflict of interest as she continues to work on policy in the White House and meet with foreign leaders đŸ·

"Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand won first trial approval for 16 new trademarks from the Chinese government in October. These approvals come about three months after Ivanka announced that her brand was shutting down, and mark the largest number of new Chinese trademarks she has received in a single month since President Donald Trump took office.


"Ivanka announced the immediate closure of her brand in July 2018, citing her official government responsibilities in Washington, DC. However, her trademarks remain a potential conflict of interest as she continues to work on policy in the White House and meet with foreign leaders.


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"This is far from the first time that Ivanka’s Chinese trademarks have raised ethics questions. In May 2018, Ivanka Trump’s business received approval for several new Chinese trademarks a week before President Trump announced that he wanted to lift the ban on the Chinese company ZTE, for violating US sanctions. In 2017, the business received three new Chinese trademarks on the same day she dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping."


IVANKA TRUMP’S BUSINESS WINS APPROVAL FOR 16 NEW CHINESE TRADEMARKS DESPITE SHUTTING DOWN

CREW, November 5, 2018

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