China says trademarks registered equally as Ivanka Trump gets more approved

20 April, 2017, 13:48 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Maxx store in Hialeah Fla. Retailers are doing a delicate dance when it comes to handling the Ivanka Trump brand. TJX Cos. continues to offer Ivanka Trump merchandise at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores

Using the prestige of government service to build a brand is not illegal. Some argue that the more her business broadens its scope, the more it threatens to encroach on the ability of two of the president's most trusted advisers to deliver credible advice on core issues like trade, intellectual property and the value of Chinese currency. Just this week, we learned that she was awarded three trademarks in China-the same day she dined with President Xi Jinping.

As Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping dined on Dover sole and NY strip steak earlier this month, thousands of miles away in China a government office quietly approved trademarks that could benefit the United States president's family.

The scenario underscores how hard it is for the president's daughter, to separate business from politics in her new position at the White House.

"It is our responsibility to diligently protect our trademark", she said. Meanwhile, her husband has taken steps to distance himself from his sprawling NY real estate business, divesting some of his business interests including his stake in a major Fifth Avenue skyscraper.

Her attorney, Jamie Gorelick, told CNN last month that the assets have been moved into a trust - the best choice from a hard series of options. "She has retained authority to direct the trustees to terminate agreements that she determines create a conflict of interest or the appearance of one". But since that trust is managed by family members, concerns remain about Ivanka's conflicts of interest.

Ivanka Trump's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, said "Ivanka has had no involvement with trademark applications submitted by the business" since she resigned her post. "For their own sake and the country's, Ivanka and Jared should consider stepping away from China matters", said Norman Eisen.

Ivanka and Kushner have taken on prominent roles as China interlocutors in the administration. Ivanka Trump's products are made nearly entirely in China, and USA policy on trade or China's currency could benefit her financially.

Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan and Chinese President Xi Jinping sit next to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. The video, which was lavishly praised by Chinese state media, played over 2.2 million times on China's popular news portal qq.com.

NCRM located the video (above), on Ivanka Trump's Instagram account. Sales, by some measures, have reached record highs this year.

"Whether that is true or not, Korea hasn't been a part of China for thousands of years and it is an historical fact that the worldwide community acknowledges and no one can deny it", a foreign ministry official said on the condition of anonymity.

"In between, you have to assess it case-by-case", she said. They have ethical implications for public servants because they are granted by foreign governments and can be enormously valuable.

"The brand has filed, updated, and rigorously protected its worldwide trademarks over the past several years in the normal course of business, especially in regions where trademark infringement is rampant", said Abigail Klem, president of the brand in a statement. CNN has confirmed two of the three - one for spa services and one for bags. China's Trademark Office did not respond to a request for comment.

February 20, 2017: Ivanka Trump Marks LLC wins preliminary approval for a trademark covering branded leather handbags in China, where the company has 52 pending or registered trademarks listed in the government trademark database.

Her company, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC, has been granted four additional trademarks since her father's inauguration and has 32 pending, according to the Associated Press, which first reported the new approvals.

Her brand said in a statement that Trump herself did not sign off on the new applications, adding they are "not necessarily" an indication of planned expansion. The bounce appears somewhat sustained. The deal was put on hold, according to Abigail Klem, who now runs Ivanka Trump's brand.

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