Intellectual Property Law
Apple Reportedly Threatens to Sue Over Steve Jobs Action Figure
Posted Jan 6, 2012 1:23 PM CST
By Rachel M. Zahorsky
Apple is allegedly threatening to sue the Chinese maker of an action figure with an uncanny resemblance to the company’s late founder.
Supposedly set to debut in February for $99 by In Icons, the Steve Jobs doll might not make it to store shelves. Apple reportedly claims that any toy resembling the computer giant’s logo, person’s name, appearance or likeness of its products is a criminal offense, MSNBC’s Technolog and the UK's Telegraph report.
Apple shut down previous attempts to market Steve Jobs action figures in 2010.
The action figure, which is already for sale on eBay for $135, comes with a pair of black socks, some glasses, a leather belt, two apples (one with a bite taken out of it), a bar stool and a "One More Thing" backdrop, according to the Telegraph.