Politics hasn't stopped the growth of Ivanka Inc

Kari Scott
April 20, 2017

And it got another provisional approval for a leather bag trademark on February 20.

The report said that on April 6, when President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were meeting in Florida, Ivanka Trump's firm won provisional approval from China for three new trademarks, covering jewelry, bags and spa services.

Trump and Kushner - neither of whom have had prior government or foreign policy experience - have volunteered to follow federal employee ethics regulations and will not draw a salary from their White House roles. Company president Abigail Klem told CNN in a statement Tuesday that filing trademarks are needed especially in "regions where trademark infringement is rampant".

Trump has stepped away from her business, placing it in a family trust before moving into her new White House role as an adviser to her father.

While the Trump team insists that this all falls within the normal course of business, ethics lawyers find that the current administration's commercial proclivities are unprecedented in American politics. "I would never have allowed it", said Norman Eisen, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer under President Barack Obama.

Congressional members raised concerns about Kushner's attempt to conclude a deal with a company that has ties to the Chinese government to redevelop a tower in NY owned by a Kushner family company.

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After the negotiations became public, the deal fell through.

The brand, which is still owned by Ivanka, who now also holds an official White House role, not only hit record sales this year, but saw its U.S. imports, most of which came from China, increase 166% in 2016. Ivanka Trump Marks LLC has 16 registered trademarks in China at the moment and 32 pending applications, the AP reported.

The home has eight bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms over 15,000 square feet, with a library, two kitchens (one outfitted for catering), a billiards room, a wine cellar an elevator and a pool with a cabana, as well as staff quarters. Meanwhile, 40 companies also applied to use the Chinese characters for Ivanka's name (伊万卡) in their company registrations.

When Ivanka Trump gained her office in the West Wing, in theory, she was supposed to step back from her business.

Trump is no longer running the brand, and she has shifted its assets to a family-run trust valued at more than $50 million. It's an incredibly profitable win for Trump, but it also looks incredibly shady given the fact she dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife that very night, at Mar-A-Lago.

In February, Ivanka and Arabella visited the Chinese embassy for the lunar new year celebrations and were hosted by Ambassador Cui Tiankai, which was broadcasted live by the Chinese television.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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