Cognate's Trademark Blog

Ivanka’s China Trademark Waterfall

This story has been all over the media in the last 48 hours. Is there a conflict of interest. CNBC explores the issue..

They write

Ivanka Trump’s Chinese trademarks raise questions about potential conflicts of interest

  • Chinese trademarks issued to Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand this month are raising questions over whether the first daughter is receiving special treatment from a foreign government or is simply the victim of bad timing.
  • The Chinese government awarded Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand seven new trademarks in May, according to records available online.
  • Last week, the Trump administration reportedly told Congress it had reached a deal with the Chinese government to allow ZTE to buy American goods if it paid a penalty for violating American sanctions on North Korea and Iran.

The Chinese government awarded Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand seven new trademarks, according to online records, just as President Donald Trump pledged to revive Chinese telecom giant ZTE. The trademarks, for items such as baby blankets, bamboo crafts and coffins, include products that the brand sells as well as items that it seeks to prevent others from selling with Trump branding.

On Friday, the Trump administration reportedly told Congress it had reached a deal with the Chinese government to lift a ban preventing ZTE from buying American goods if it paid a penalty for violating American sanctions on North Korea and Iran.

Read more at  https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/29/ivanka-trump-chinese-trademarks-raise-conflict-of-interest-questions.html

Share This Blog Post:

Leave a Comment