Trademark News & Screw-ups Ivanka Trump brand applies for, wins more China trademarks

Enough already! Just because you hate President Trump doesn't mean his and his daughter's attempts to trademark their brands in China are abuse of power. Just because someone may do something for the President and his daughter, doesn't mean they're doing it as a bribe. Is Twitter bribing the President by transmitting Mr. Trump's messages? No, Twitter does what it does according to its regular practice. If Eric Trump drove a Ferrari, would the media consider whether Italy could be said to have bribed the President if his Ferrari performed well and didn't break down all the time? This is pure nonsense. Trademarking is done on a per-country basis. Trademarking in countries other than your own can only be done through foreign government institutions. Just because you don't want your brand to be ripped off doesn't by itself create a conflict of interest—even if you are the President or the President's relative. The media would have been more justified in criticizing Trump for lack of business acumen if he WASN'T protecting his brands.

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