– Jethro Mullen, Chris Isidore, and Brian Todd, “China grants Trump a trademark he’s been seeking for a decade,” CNN Money, CNN.com, Feb. 17, 2017
CHINA/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Chinese government has granted President Trump and his business something they had been seeking for more than a decade: trademark protection for the use of the Trump name in the construction industry.
Trump fought unsuccessfully in Chinese courts for years to try to gain control of the trademark, but his fortunes changed suddenly last year during the latter stages of his campaign for the White House.
China’s trademark review board announced in September it had invalidated a rival claim for the Trump trademark, clearing the way for Trump to move in. In November, soon after the election, it awarded the trademark to the Trump Organization. The trademark was officially registered this week after a three-month notice period for objections expired.”