China Approves 38 Trump Trademarks

By on March 14, 2017
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March 15, 2017

China has granted preliminary approval for 38 trademarks related to President Donald Trump’s businesses. The trademarks cover everything from hotels to golf clubs. Lawyers for Trump filed for the trademarks in April 2016, while he was a candidate for the presidency who frequently railed against China at campaign rallies. If no one objects to the new raft of trademarks, they will be formally registered after 90 days. The approvals have raised concern amongst ethicists from across the political spectrum, who say that if Trump received any special treatment in securing trademark rights, it would be in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The approvals come after one trademark for Trump-branded construction services – which was the subject of a 10-year legal battle – was approved after Trump declared his candidacy for president.

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