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Crafters call for TT trademark rethink

A craft shop owner says government needs to rethink the way it licenses its TT trademark to make it accessible to small businesses.

Christine Howson runs the Manx Crafters Gift Shop on King Street - which received a visit from the Department of Economic Development last week.

The shop was forced to pull one of its products and told another was potentially in breach of a government trademark because they used the initials TT.

But at a cost of £250 per product category, Christine says the official licenses are out of reach of small traders:

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