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Ford to Unleash Mustang T-Shirts

Ford Motor Co. on Monday will veiled a series of high-end designer T-shirts inspired by its new 2015 Mustang. The limited-edition shirts were designed by five artists from around the world — including Detroit’s Anna Sui — and are part of the automaker’s Mustang Unleashed collection in honor of the Mustang’s 50th anniversary.

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The Perils of Pooled Merchandise

Every now and then Matthew Frank, whose company makes Tovolo-brand ice-cube molds and trays, will slow down shipments of his kitchenware to Amazon.com Inc. and then conduct test buys as the Internet retailer’s stock runs low. What he finds: Knockoffs show up more often when the proportion of legitimate products falls, said Mr. Frank, chief executive of ICI USA LLC, which owns Tovolo.

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Oracle Wins Ruling in Case Against Google

A federal appeals court held that disputed elements of Oracle Corp.’s Java software technology are entitled to copyright protection, reinvigorating a closely watched lawsuit against Google Inc.

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Chinese Ring Accused In New Hacking Case

The Justice Department has charged the owner of a Chinese aviation technology company with stealing reams of information from U.S. defense contractors about key American technology—the latest in an effort to criminally prosecute what American officials allege is rampant Chinese industrial espionage.

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Why Shakira is the Queen of Facebook

In the five years between two photos, Shakira’s Facebook page has grown from 318,000 “likes” to 100 million — becoming the first page to do so. That’s 8% of Facebook’s universe of 1.28 billion monthly active users around the world.

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Understanding the Cancellation of the Redskins’ Federal Trademark

For the second time in 15 years, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has cancelled the federal trademark of the Washington Redskins on grounds that the team name is disparaging to Native Americans. Through its Trademark Trial and Appeal Court, the USPTO first cancelled the trademark in 1999, but the decision was overturned by a federal court on appeal in 2003. The Redskins are likely to appeal this new cancellation as well and would retain federal trademark protection pending appeal. An appeal could take years to play out.

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Washington Redskins Trademark Revoked: What Does It Mean for the Team?

The government agency ruled 2-1, following a petition by five Native Americans, today that the team’s name is “disparaging of Native Americans.” As a result, the team may have a harder time protecting its name and logo if other people use them without permission on, say, sweatshirts and hats, the Associated Press reported.

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Smokey’s Ex-wife Wants Cut of Reclaimed Rights

Motown’s Smokey Robinson is attempting to reclaim rights to his songs because of a once-obscure provision in the 1976 Copyright Act, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Kellogg Settles Suit with $5M, Kashi Re-labels

Kellogg Co has agreed to stop using terms such as “All Natural” and “100% Natural” on some of its Kashi and Bear Naked brand product labels and to pay more than $5 million to settle a class-action consumer fraud lawsuit.

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Kronk Gym Foundation Dropping Kronk Name from Gym

The nonprofit organization’s board made the decision Wednesday night after the late Emanuel Steward’s family threatened legal action because of trademark infringement.

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