Friday, January 20, 2012

Apple might take legal action against Steve Jobs action figure manufacturers

We have spoken earlier of the Steve Jobs action figures with the freakishly uncanny resemblance to its subject. The action figures, made by Chinese company ‘In Icons’ are scheduled for release inĂ‚ February, but apparently Apple aren’t about to let that happen.
The Telegraph reports that Apple are unhappy with action figures (wonder why), and are threatening legal action against In Icon unless they cease manufacturing and distributing the doll. Apple claims that the manufacturer’s are illegally using the likeness of Steve Jobs, which they claim to own. Apple has already sent a letter to In Icon, whereby claiming the use of anything resembling the company’s logo or a person’s name or likeness is illegal, and counts as a criminal offence.
This is not the first time that such an issue as risen. Strangely enough, there was a previous attempt to create a Steve Jobs figure in 2010 by the Company Mic Gadget, but it was successfully stopped by Apple.

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