BUSINESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald J. Trump has cast himself as the anti-globalist president.
But Donald Trump, the businessman, is a different story.
During the campaign, Mr. Trump’s organization continued to file dozens of new trademarks, in China, Canada, Mexico, the European Union and Indonesia, and one of his companies applied for trademark protection in the Philippines more than a month after the election, a review of foreign records by The New York Times showed…
The Times review of nine databases identified nearly 400 foreign trademarks registered to Trump companies since 2000 in 28 countries, among them New Zealand, Egypt and Russia, as well as the European Union. There are most likely many more trademarks, because there is no central repository of all trademarks from every country. The Trump Organization has been filing trademarks for decades, and has said that it has taken out trademarks in more than 80 countries.”
–Danny Hakim and Sui-Lee Wee, “From Trump the Nationalist, a Trail of Global Trademarks,” The New York Times online, Feb. 21, 2017