China grants Trump preliminary approval for 38 trademarks, including one for escort services: Shanghaiist “TraitorTrump” who’s he working for US or just himself?

After being awarded the rights to a 10-year “Trump” trademark for building construction services in China last month, the commander in chief has now been given the go ahead on 38 more trademark requests, the Associated Press reports. The trademark requests are for businesses like hotels, insurance, security, and, most intriguingly, escort services (more on that later).They consist of a sizable chunk of the Chinese trademark applications that Trump’s lawyers filed during his presidential campaign. As long as no one objects to them, they will be formally rubber-stamped in 90 days.Trump has been embroiled in trademark disputes with Chinese companies for more than a decade, finding it difficult to defend his precious surname in China where loose copyright laws mean that trademarks are essentially “first come, first serve.” However, winning the US presidential election seems to have granted Trump an extra degree of protection in the murky field of Chinese trademark law.

Source: China grants Trump preliminary approval for 38 trademarks, including one for escort services: Shanghaiist