Trademark battles against Chinese copycats; Tennis stars worry for Chinese tennis pro

Trademark battles against Chinese copycats; Tennis stars worry for Chinese tennis pro

Trademark battles against Chinese copycats; Tennis stars worry for Chinese tennis pro

Brands from around the world aim to sell their products in China, to its 1.4 billion-strong population. But there's one problem business leaders, from Steve Jobs to Elon Musk, have had to deal with in exchange for that market access: copycats.

Many major brands have gotten dragged into years-long legal disputes to protect their trademarks. Sometimes, the real brands are even forced to apologize—and pay millions of dollars in compensation to their copycats.

An alleged scandal sparks outcry in China. International athletes are backing a Chinese tennis star—who accuses a former top-leader in the Communist regime of sexual assault.

And a top Chinese official is running for a new job, in an international police organization. Dozens of lawmakers across the world are warning their governments about potential consequences, if he gets elected.