Ivanka Trump's company has received preliminary approval from the Chinese government for another five trademarks this month, as her father's administration is advancing with trade talks with China.
Four trademarks, including children's centers, sunglasses and wedding gowns, were approved on Sunday. A fifth, covering brokerage services, charity funds and art valuation services, was approved on January 6, according to online trademark records. Applications were submitted in 2016 and 2017. If no one opposes, they will be finalized in 90 days.
Ivanka Trump's expanding holdings have long been raising ethical considerations, especially because they happen in China, where courts and bureaucracy reflect the will of the ruling Communist Party. Although Ivanka Trump, who served as White House Advisor,critics say that trademarks can help her revive her business after her father leaves the office.
Ivanka Trump's lawyers in China did not respond immediately to a request for comment. companies related to US President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka over the past two months have shown Chinese public records that raise concerns about conflicts of interest in the White House as Americans vote in national elections. approval for 1
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"Ivanka gets a preliminary approval for these new Chinese brands while her father continues to Keep his foreign brands, the public will continue to ask if President Trump has taken foreign policy decisions in the interests of his business and his family, wrote Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a government observation group that first published the news of the new Chinese trademarks
Critics say that asking the foreign government for valuable intellectual property rights can be opened to pressure on government talks
Companies are applying for trademarks for a number of These can be signs of corporate ambition, but many are protected, especially in China, where the crackling of a trademark is widespread.
China said it treats all trademark applications by law.