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Knockoff News 54

A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and the culture of copying in general around the globe:

And for those of you unclear on the difference between ersatz plastic friends and genuine plastic friends, enjoy this drama in which American Girl declines to invite knockoff dolls to the party, an outraged mummy flames the company, and Professor Christine Hurt reluctantly offers a retail world lesson. 

Generic doll meets American Girl exclusive

One can't help but feel sorry for the poor little girl  -- but what are the chances that our angry mummy carries a replica handbag and expects the original company to repair it?  (HT:  Trademark Blog)