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Trump eyes another trade crackdown

US President’s Tweets suggest he may be planning separate trade action aimed at punishing China for perceived threat to American companies’ intellectual property concerns.

We’re Living in the Golden Age of Knockoff Sneakers

Beware the lure of “too good to be true” designer replica luxury trainers…

Frida Kahlo’s great-niece calls for Barbie doll to be redesigned

The artist’s great-niece claims Mattel, the Barbie toymaker, doesn’t have the rights to use Frida Kahlo’s image for their new doll as part of their ‘Inspiring Women’ series.

‘Jesus loves nachos’: Australian woman trademarks divisive bridge graffiti

Strewth! Town councillor trademarks long-standing graffiti in an attempt to boost tourism to the outback town of Katherine.

Eddie Van Halen files suit to halt sale of unreleased studio footage

Van Halen guitarist attempts to block sale of candid rehearsal footage shot at his 5150 studio, by suing the filmmaker for copyright infringement.

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