Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly, China says

Apr 20, 2017

Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly, China says

China is defending its handling of trademark applications from President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her company, saying that all such requests are handled fairly. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang was asked about the trademarks Wednesday, a day after The Associated Press ...

With Trump's win in China, will Trump toilets get flushed?

Feb 15, 2017

With Trump's win in China, will Trump toilets get flushed?

There’s a Trump toilet, a Trump condom, a Trump pacemaker and even a Trump International Hotel among hundreds of trademarks in China that don’t belong to Donald Trump. But after a decade of grinding battle in China’s courts, the president was expected to get ...

Trump to cede 'complete' control of business to sons

/ Jan 12, 2017

Trump to cede 'complete' control of business to sons

Donald Trump said Wednesday he had formally handed “complete and total” control of his business empire to his adult sons, Don Jr. and Eric, in a bid to avoid conflicts of interest once he enters the White House. The 70-year-old Trump, who is the ...

/ Jan 11, 2017

Trump's China trademarks risk Constitutional crisis

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has at least 45 trademark applications pending in China, each of which could potentially violate the American Constitution — underlining possible conflicts of interest in his relations with the Asian giant. Since his election, Trump has angered Beijing by reaching ...

Dec 22, 2015

Japan adds Kobe beef, Yubari melons to list of protected brands

The government added Kobe beef and Yubari melons on Tuesday to a list of food items accorded government protection as regional brands to enhance their marketing and sales. Under the government’s “geographical indication” system, special markings can be affixed to the packages of designated ...

Dec 11, 2015

Perils of being honest illustrated in fake shampoo case

On paper, the reports were perfect, brilliant parries in the fight against fakes in China. There were phone numbers, dates, official agencies, photographs and a nice haul: over 120,000 packages of counterfeit anti-dandruff shampoo, plus seven vats of ingredients. There was one problem: None ...