China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that Chinese authorities handle all trademark applications “in accordance with laws and regulations.” The ministry made the statement while responding to questions over approvals of the Trump trademark in China.
Chinese authorities have recently published the provisional approvals for over 30 trademarks of U.S. President Donald Trump. A U.S. senator viewed the move as special treatment to the Trump administration.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a routine news briefing that Chinese authorities in charge of trademark-related affairs protect the lawful trademark rights of trademark holders, Chinese and foreigners alike.
Chinese authorities examine applications for trademark registrations in accordance with relevant laws and regulations, Geng added. – CRI