38 Trump trademarks get China nod
China has granted preliminary approval for 38 trademarks linked to Donald Trump, documents on China’s state trademark office show, giving the United States president and his family protection to develop the “Trump” brand in the market.
The trademarks, which in theory cover a wide sweep of businesses from hotels to mobile libraries and escorts, underline the complexities and potential concerns over conflicts of interest facing President Trump, who has a sprawling business empire using the Trump name around the world.
The trademarks — mostly variations in English and Chinese on the name “Donald Trump” — were given preliminary approval in two lists published on the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce on February 27 and Monday.
Trump’s lawyers applied for the trademarks in April last year, mostly registered to “Donald J. Trump” and listing to the address of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York.