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Apple threatened In Icons company for making a Steve Jobs doll

Apple is no stranger to throwing lawsuits around, but instead of accusing another company of ripping off its products, it's now blaming them for ripping off its former leader.

In Icons, a Chinese company, recently created an action figure of Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs died from pancreatic cancer complications back in October 2011.

The figurine is 12 inches tall and looks nearly identical to Apple's co-founder. It features Jobs' signature black turtleneck, blue jeans, sneakers, glasses, and even has interchangeable hands to show his different movements. The doll also comes with two Apples, one of which has a bite out of it, a "One More Thing" backdrop and a bar stool.


The doll is already up for sale on eBay for $135, and In Icons was set to begin selling it in February. However, if Apple has its way, the Steve Jobs look-alike won't make it to store shelves or consumer's hands.

According to Apple's letter to In Icons, the tech giant owns all rights pertaining to its founder, and the "likeness" of the doll falls under those rights. Toys that resemble the company's logo, appearance, likeness or someone's name are subject to a legal action if not made by Apple itself.

Source: The Telegraph



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By its tom hanks on 1/7/2012 11:33:01 AM , Rating: 3
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At least Tony actually includes facts


oh, like the fact that 99.99% of all malware is for windows (that's a 1:9,999 ratio, to simplify your thinking)? that's gotta be my favorite tony fact. he brings up that exact ratio every time malicious software is relevant to anything. and although it's hard to find real numbers of stuff like this, anyone willing to believe that the ratio is 1:9,999 is clearly delusional.


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