China says trademarks registered equally as Ivanka Trump gets more approved

Posted April 20, 2017

She is the daughter of real estate developer and President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump and former model Ivana Trump. Unlike President Trump, his daughter is subject to federal rules that prohibit her from participating in matters in which she has a financial interest. She wore dresses from her eponymous brand to the Republican National Convention, boosting sales of both sheaths; on her official website, she posted photos from the event with captions that included links to where readers could buy her outfits.

"Ivanka will not weigh in on business strategy, marketing issues, or the commercial terms of agreements", he added. CNN has reached out to the White House for comment and has not yet received a response.

The scenario underscores how hard it is for the president's daughter, to separate business from politics in her new position at the White House.

The scenario underscores how hard it is for the president's daughter, to separate business from politics in her new position at the White House.

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, have taken precautions to avoid conflicts of interest.

Trump founded the brand in 2007 and still owns it, but stepped back from management and put its assets in a family-run trust before taking on an official role at the White House.

But, according to the New York Times, she still has financial interest in the company and can approve or veto some deals. In China alone the company has 32 pending trademarks. Her "high-visibility role", NPR reported, "could stir up questions about whether her White House presence could be seen as promoting her products as people try to curry favor with her".

"When it comes to President Trump's immediate family, Ivanka and the first lady get so-so marks", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll.

Whatever the future plans, right now sales are growing - helped, some argue, by the glow of Ivanka Trump's political rise.

He says as a formal adviser to her father, Ivanka risks violating the law.

After gaining provisional approval for at least five marks since U.S. President Donald Trump's January inauguration, Ivanka Trump seems to be speeding up her efforts to protect her first name. Nordstrom's decision to mislead the public on why they are stopping carrying the Ivanka Trump brand is part of the fury out there among its longtime customers, who tell Breitbart News they're cutting up their Nordstrom's cards and won't shop at the store anymore.

Her 5-year-old daughter, Arabella, sang a traditional Chinese song in Mandarin to the Chinese president.

It is only the latest in a series of worldwide trademarks the Trump family has swiftly received since Donald Trump became President - piling on the potential conflicts of interest for him and his kin. But it's not at all clear the necessary recusals are taking place, much less even being contemplated.

"Yet she and Jared appear deeply involved in China contacts and policy". Recusal from other matters, she said, would be decided on a "case-by-case" basis. She would only technically need to step away from a meeting if the conversation turned to "duties on clothing imported from China", Ivanka's lawyer Jamie Gorelick told the Associated Press. But records released by the White House show that several staffers who filed late didn't receive extensions or filed documents after the extensions had expired.