t's been revealed that renowned entrepreneur and now US president-elect, Donald Trump, applied for trademarks in China on over 80 occasions since 2006, successfully registering 78 trademarks in total, according to a report of Beijing Youth Daily.
The majority of his trademarks in China are based on his surname, Trump, or transliterations of his name in Chinese such as Tangnade Chuanpu, Chuanpu, Telangpu, Trump International Golf Club and Trump Plaza.
The trademarks he applied for cover a multiple of industries including insurance, finance, and education, and most of the trademarks have been registered for some time. Only a small number of them have been applied for in recent years.
The public records also show that Trump filed two registrations for trademarks on April 15, 2016, when the US Presidential campaign was ongoing across the Pacific.
It's reported Trump also sued China's trademark authorities last year over a trademark dispute.
In 2006, Trump attempted to apply for the trademark "TRUMP" in China, however, three years later, China's trademark authorities rejected his application as a Chinese business man surnamed Dong had already registered something similar.