BUSTED: Ivanka Faces Backlash As Business Line Opens 16 New Chinese Trademarks After She Said It Was Shutting Down
Donald Trump’s eldest daughter recently announced that her brand was shutting down in China, citing her duties as White House adviser as the reason. But now, three months after her announcement, Ivanka’s business line was awarded 16 Chinese trademarks.
According to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, these trademarks “mark the largest number of new Chinese trademarks she has received in a single month since President Donald Trump took office.”
According to public records reviewed by CREW, however, the brand will “continue to seek trademarks” despite Ivanka’s initial statement.
The report went on to note that the eldest Trump daughter’s Chinese trademarks have raised ethical concerns multiple times. One of those times being in May of this year when she received approval for several other trademarks a week before the president “announced that he wanted to lift the ban on the Chinese company ZTE, for violating US sanctions.”
“In 2017, the business received three new Chinese trademarks on the same day she dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping,” CREW noted.