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| Tue Nov 06 12:05:03|
All these phone calls to China and meetings with Xi Jinping has finally paid off! Trump can now make voting machines!
China grants more trademark approvals for Ivanka Trump firm - including voting machines
BEIJING (Reuters) - China last month granted initial approval for 16 new trademarks for the fashion brand of U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka, including voting machines, a search of official records on Tuesday showed.
Ivanka announced in July she was shutting her fashion line to focus on her role as an informal White House adviser, where she is working on advancing working women.
Since Trump’s surprise November 2016 election, his family has faced criticism that its portfolio of real estate and consumer goods businesses, which lean heavily on the Trump name, conflicts with its Washington roles.
The group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington made the findings about the new China trademarks in a Monday statement, and said it was the largest number of new Chinese trademarks her company has received in a single month since her father took office.
The latest China trademarks cover things like shoes and jewelry, but also more offbeat items like voting machines and nursing homes, according to a search of records on the Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce’s Trademark office.
The trademarks were applied for in 2016.
| Tue Nov 06 13:13:15|
The trademarks were applied for before President Trump was elected. Trademark decisions in China take a long time and work a little screwy. Just because you get a trademark that doesn't mean others can't use that same trademark on other items so you have to apply for the same trademark across a spectrum of things. Sometimes the list of trademarks applied for doesn't seem to make sense. I doubt Ivanka is going to start making voting machines. What this means is others can't use her trademark on their voting machines.
Michael Jordan spent years trying to defend his trademark for all kinds of items in China. Just part of the game they play.
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