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So now we see the 'art of the deal' in action. Trump toyed with China by talking to Taiwan, then swapped the one China policy back to China for a 10 years real estate and trademark deal. It really is about self-aggrandizement and not about serving we the people.

Donald Trump Scores Legal Win in China Trademark DisputeJust days after Donald Trump secured the U.S. presidency, the real-estate mogul scored a legal victory in a yearslong trademark dispute over the right to use his name in China for certain services.https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-scores-legal-win-in-china-trademark-dispute-1479169494
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More "Mr. Big time" I see

Trump gets his trademark in China. But he won’t be reaping the benefits.

BEIJING — There may never be a real Trump hotel in Beijing, but a recent Chinese government ruling now means there won’t be a fake one either.

President Trump was finally given the formal legal ownership of the “TRUMP” brand to supply construction services in China this week, after a decade long battle.

Let’s be clear: The notification was not a surprise. In fact, the decision to rule in Trump’s favor predates his election as president, and this week’s announcement was essentially a legal formality.

Nor does it seem likely that Trump will benefit financially from this decision while he remains president — in fact, the opposite could well be the case. While his organization does have long-standing plans to open hotels in China, real estate experts here say political sensitivities and the risks of upsets in the Sino-U.S. relationship mean investors will be steering well clear of his brand for the time being.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/...=.f58461f7dff0

@Maze Trump gets his trademark in China. But he won’t be reaping the benefits. BEIJING — There may never be a real...

"does it seem likely " that Trump will benefit (?)

it does not seem likely that he would win the election either.

I would not bet a penny that he can keep his hands of any deal offered between now and the day he leaves office.

@VicZinc "does it seem likely " that Trump will benefit (?) it does not seem likely that he would win the election...

You're wrong Vic, admit it. This deal has been in the works for 10 years and Trump won't make anything off it until some time after he leaves office. All it does for now is ensure that others can't use his trademark in China.

@Maze You're wrong Vic, admit it. This deal has been in the works for 10 years and Trump won't make anything off it until...

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Prohibited trademarks in China
In China, the rules for trademarks are established by China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC). Section 9 of the Chinese Trademark Review and Hearing Standards, published online on January 5th, 2017 and translation by Blaine Johnson.

The relevant section of the standard is entitled: “Review of logos forbidden from trademark.

Among the trademarks that are prohibited are those that “harm socialist moral customs or have other ill effects” and it lists several categories of prohibited trademarks, one those is those that have “ill effects related to politics.” This is further defined as trademarks that are “the same as or similar to the name of leaders of national, regional, or international political organizations.

This is why this is a big deal. You said it, he waited 10 years, now that he is president it goes through in a clear violation of Chinese Law and probably of US Law as well.

Why did it go through? China is going to want concessions from Trump, and this is now the first in what will be a series of efforts to influence him.

I predicted 3 months ago that word "emoluments" would soon become an everyday word in American news. I was right. I see it all the time now.

I remember when I had to look it up in 5th grade when we read the constitution in Social Studies class.

@VicZinc Prohibited trademarks in China In China, the rules for...

"You said it, he waited 10 years, now that he is president it goes through in a clear violation of Chinese Law and probably of US Law as well."

He didn't wait 10 years, he started the process 10 years ago and that's how long it took. And he got the ruling BEFORE he was elected.

From the news article I posted: " the decision to rule in Trump’s favor predates his election as president, and this week’s announcement was essentially a legal formality."

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