Announcement Date: June 14, 2017

The Associated Press reported that China granted President Trump preliminary approval for nine previously rejected trademarks. There have been at least 39 trademark registrations since President Trump took office, bringing his total applications listed in China’s Trademark Office database to 126. Four additional applications have been made under the holding company “DTTM Operations.” Trump Organization chief legal officer Alan Garten said that trademarks registered under Mr. Trump’s name have been transferred to DTTM, noting that the Chinese trademark database is rarely updated and often contains inaccuracies.