- Ivanka Trump's brand won a slew of new Chinese trademarks in October despite its doors being closed in July.
- The trademarks were filed for everything from umbrellas to sausages.
- Critics warn that the trademarks raise questions of continued conflicts of interest.
Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser, won initial approval for 16 Chinese trademarks despite the company shutting its doors in July, according to records released by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
The trademarks are the largest grouping approved in a single month for the brand since Trump's election, and raise questions surrounding continued conflicts of interest for one of Trump's senior advisers.
The applications for the trademarks, which were pertain to everything from bags to umbrellas to sausages, were filed in May 2016, but were notably not withdrawn when Ivanka's business was shuttered.
In July, Ivanka closed down her business, saying "