New China TMs for Ivanka’s "defunct" company

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

Ivanka's primary rule: Always. Be. Grifting. 🐷🐷🐷

"So, what do the new trademarks even mean to Ivanka’s defunct company? “Despite shutting down, Ivanka Trump’s brand will continue to seek new trademarks, according to public reports. This leaves open the possibility that she could resume her business after leaving her role in the White House,” Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) wrote after Ivanka was awarded the trademarks in October. “She retains ownership over all of her existing trademarks, and many of her trademarks will remain active as late as 2028”—long after her welcome in the Oval Office is officially worn out."


"And, of course, timing is everything. This isn’t the first time the First Daughter’s dealings in China have overlapped with government action. CREW also notes that in May 2018, Ivanka “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 U.S. sanctions.” And, earlier, “in 2017, the business received three new Chinese trademarks on the same day she dined with Chinese president Xi Jinping.” We may have given up on Ivanka, but it seems she hasn’t given up on profiting from her position."

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