Ivanka Dines With Xi The Same Day China Approves Her Trademarks

Cheryl Sanders
April 19, 2017

In addition, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC has won provisional approval from the Chinese government for four new trademarks, and some people are crying foul.

USA imports, nearly all of them from China, shot up an estimated 166 percent past year, while sales hit record levels in 2017. It has launched new activewear and affordable jewelry lines and is working to expand its global intellectual property footprint.

December 27, 2016: Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applies for five new trademarks covering purses, wallets and other leather goods in Puerto Rico, and clothing, including swimsuits and lingerie in the US, public records show.

The Chinese government granted Ivanka Trump's company new trademarks the same day this month she and her husband Jared Kushner met with the president of China, according to a report.

Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, may be in the oil-rich Arab emigrates one week cutting new deals for the Trumps and pushing the family brand out of his White House office. However, in Trump's defense, trademark squatting is an ongoing issue (as her father would know), and defensive copyrighting is frequently done. The White House later "counseled" Conway for inappropriately promoting the brand.

September 29, 2016: Her company announces two new licensing agreements, for affordable fashion jewelry and baby accessories.

"The federal ethics rules do not require you to recuse from any matter concerning a foreign country just because a business that you have an ownership interest in has a trademark application pending there", she added.

February 22, 2017: Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applies for another trademark, covering perfume, among other things, in Canada, where it holds 22 pending or registered marks, according to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. There is also her father's Trump International Hotel down the street from the White House, in which Ivanka is a multimillion dollar stakeholder, despite ethics experts urging her to stay away from the hotel while holding a government job.

The company has more than 180 pending and registered trademarks in countries including Canada, India, Japan, Israel, Mexico, Turkey, Saudi Arabia as well as in the USA and Europe, according to public records.

"You can't separate Ivanka from her role in her life and her business", Allen Adamson, founder of BrandSimpleConsulting told AP.

"We have recently seen a surge in trademark filings by unrelated third parties trying to capitalize on the name, and it is our responsibility to diligently protect our trademark".

Few stories about Ivanka Trump's brand have been quite as controversial as the "free commercial" presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway gave the first daughter's company on national television on February 9. "The brand has filed, updated, and rigorously protected its global trademarks over the past several years in the normal course of business, especially in regions where trademark infringement is rampant", she said.

Publicly, Ivanka has taken a gracious, charming approach toward Beijing. "Her celebrity status is now not only be fueled by her wealth and her family connection, but by her huge role in the White House".

March 3, 2017: Ivanka Trump is photographed disembarking from Air Force One in a stripe asymmetrical skirt from her own collection, available on Lyst.com for $45. "All that buzz is hardwired to her products".

"This is bothering me more and more", she said.

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