Lawyers

Apple sending legal threats to ultra-realistic Steve Jobs action figure maker

It didn't take long, but according to The Telegraph, Apple has sicked their lawyers on In Icon, the company behind the life-like Steve Jobs action figure we reported on earlier this week.

But 'their efforts have reportedly met with' a legal challenge with Apple allegedly threatening to sue the toy maker unless they cease trading. The legal wrangle is over the likeness of the doll to the late Apple founder, the rights of which the company claims it owns.

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New Steve Jobs action figure is ultra-realistic, may not last long

Forbes reports that a new Steve Jobs action figure from Inicon is so realistic, the photos actually make it look real. The action figure comes with the following details.

  • one realistic ‘head sculpt;’
  • two pairs of glasses;
  • a ‘highly articulated body;’
  • three pairs of hands;
  • one tiny black turtleneck;
  • one tiny pair of blue jeans;

You can purchase the action figure from Inicon's website, however, we're not exactly sure how long Apple's hordes of lawyers will let this one last -- go grab it while it's still up!

(Note: Inicon seems to be down due to the large amount of traffic they've seen)

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Apple Hires Intel's Top Lawyer - Chips, Patents, and Antitrust

Apple announced today that Bruce Sewell is joining their executive team as General Counsel & Senior Vice-President, reporting directly to CEO, Steve Jobs.

“We are thrilled to have Bruce join our executive team, and wish Dan a very happy retirement,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With Bruce’s extensive experience in litigation, securities and intellectual property, we expect this to be a seamless transition.”

So looks like Apple's chipset, patents and IP, and antitrust knowledge-base just got some formidable new muscle...

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