China says Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly


In addition to applying for the new trademarks, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC has won provisional approval from the Chinese government for four more since the inauguration.

Epshteyn formerly managed the surrogate operation of the White House and Trump administration, and also appeared as an on-air spokesman for the president.

"Ivanka will not weigh in on business strategy, marketing issues or the commercial terms of agreements", her attorney, Jamie Gorelick, said in a statement.

China's Foreign Ministry is defending a decision to grant Ivanka Trump new trademark rights for her line of handbags, jewelry and spa services. According to The Guardian, they received preliminary approval for 38 trademarks in areas like hospitality, mining, construction, and even escort services earlier this year.

February 8, 2017: Ivanka's company applies for two more clothing trademarks in the Philippines, where it already holds three marks, according to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.

In a statement to the AP, the brand said that Ivanka did not sign off on the trademark applications, and they are "not necessarily an indication that the brand is planning to launch a category or store in a specific territory".

Whether Ivanka can truly divorce her new role in politics from her brand remains to be seen.

Many in the US, Korostikov said, are sure that Ivanka and her husband have played a major role in the preparation of the first ever meeting between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump. The trade data resource company Panjiva Inc. found that USA imports of her namesake merchandise were up 40 percent in the first quarter of this year - coinciding with the time frame her father has been in office.

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In an interview with CBS This Morning's Gayle King earlier this month, the first daughter said that she meant to stay within the law and had shifted some of her holdings to a family-run trust. "At the end of the day it's all going to come back to her".

The New York Daily News reports that it isn't the first time that Ivanka's business interest and the White House have colluded. "So just practically speaking, if my interest was making money or growing my business, I would do far better to completely disengage and do exactly that". Ivanka must recuse herself from government issues that affect her clothing and accessories business.

The news opens up yet another ethical can of worms for the Trumps. But Eric Trump understands how the optics of a foreign deal might look.

Kushner works as a senior adviser to President Trump.

Ivanka stepped down from her company when her father became president and transferred her brand assets to a family-run trust, which is valued at more than $50 million dollar.

Korostikov pointed at the extensive ties of the Trump family with Chinese business.

And remember when President Twitter Fingers got to tweeting about how unfair he thought Nordstrom was being to his daughter for pulling her shitty cruisewear causals off the floor?