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Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:19 PM

China approves Donald Trump-branded spas, escort services, hotels and massage parlours without US Co

Source: Independent


Preliminary approval has been granted for 38 trademarks which raises further questions about conflicts of interest

Rachael Revesz New York @RachaelRevesz 4 hours ago



Chinese authorities have granted preliminary approval for dozens of Trump-branded businesses, expanding his commercial empire and raising further conflicts of interest, say lawyers.

The 38 trademarks include new hotels, spas, escort and concierge services, massage parlors, personal security services and insurance, according to public documents.

The Presidentís lawyers applied for the trademarks in April last year, at the same time the then Presidential candidate Trump was accusing China of "ripping off" the US and deliberately manipulating its currency to its own advantage.




Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/china-donald-trump-branded-without-us-congress-permission-trademarks-spas-escort-services-hotels-and-a7619136.html

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Reply China approves Donald Trump-branded spas, escort services, hotels and massage parlours without US Co (Original post)
Judi Lynn Mar 2017 OP
bucolic_frolic Mar 2017 #1
groundloop Mar 2017 #18
Sienna86 Mar 2017 #2
yuiyoshida Mar 2017 #8
Crash2Parties Mar 2017 #16
TalenaGor Mar 2017 #3
DK504 Mar 2017 #9
Crash2Parties Mar 2017 #17
dembotoz Mar 2017 #4
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #5
IronLionZion Mar 2017 #6
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2017 #12
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2017 #7
yuiyoshida Mar 2017 #10
bucolic_frolic Mar 2017 #11
JudyM Mar 2017 #13
Liberalagogo Mar 2017 #14
Crash2Parties Mar 2017 #15

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:23 PM

1. What? White slave trade? Is this a real article?

What will the GOP Fundamentalists do about this one?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:44 PM

18. What will they do? They'll fucking ignore it, just like every other criminal aspect of 45*

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:27 PM

2. And on International Women's Day to boot.

Just wonderful.

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Response to Sienna86 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:08 PM

8. ikr?

What a pig.

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Response to Sienna86 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:40 PM

16. Sooo not surprised.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:31 PM

3. umm did that say escort...as in hookers?

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Response to TalenaGor (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:11 PM

9. Yeah.

A sitting 'dent (sorry, I can't write out the title, I'll vomit) has a prostitution ring going on in a country considered hostile to American defense. Great, just f'ing great.

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Response to TalenaGor (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:42 PM

17. No, no. "Escort" as in "Melania". Totally different.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:32 PM

4. escort as in hookers? family values president strikes again

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:34 PM

5. American christians, most of them anyway really dont care

if trump sells human beings.

They care that he hates black people and gay people, they hate black people and gay people, end of discussion.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:37 PM

6. The most surprising thing here is that China even has trademarks

since they rip off all sorts of things all the time. They'll just change the spelling to Donald J. Rump or something like that.

Defensive trademarks. If this can be used as evidence that agent orange is profiting from his presidency and pressuring foreign governments to help his businesses, time to throw him out.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 09:04 PM

12. From February: China grants Trump a trademark he's been seeking for a decade

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.
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Trump can also argue that he's a lot more famous in China now than he was when he first started the trademark battle there in 2006, giving him a stronger claim to the Trump name. Trump already holds dozens of trademarks in China and is seeking dozens more.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/17/news/companies/trump-china-trademark/

They have trademark laws; you just need the right kind of influence to get your claims enforced.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:40 PM

7. China has their own group of .1%ers that don't give one chopstick about their own people

There is a whole subclass of ultra wealthy all over the world that really have no loyalty to any country, no matter what they say, but only to the almighty dollar, including Dolt 45.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:11 PM

10. yup

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:56 PM

11. So Pizzagate was projection again?

Shoulda known

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 09:21 PM

13. So which is it: china has some dirt on him? Or they want something big in return?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 09:36 PM

14. He really is a POTUS

 

Pimp of the United States.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:38 PM

15. Opening soon - TRUMP Yellow Shower Brothel


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