Jun 28, 2017

China frees three activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands. The three activists walked out of a police station in Ganzhou, a city in southeastern Jiangxi province, ...

Court says Ivanka Trump must testify in suit over knock-off shoes

Jun 25, 2017

Court says Ivanka Trump must testify in suit over knock-off shoes

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka must give testimony later this year in a lawsuit against her apparel company, which is accused of lifting designs from a celebrated Italian shoemaker, a U.S. judge ruled. In a court order issued on Friday, New York District Judge Katherine ...

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 reported ...

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 wealthiest ...

/ 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 out ...

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 food ...