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Steve Jobs Doll Banned Too

The internet was an explosion of Steve Jobs madness when it was revealed that MIC Gadget, a Chinese manufacturer was making Steve Jobs dolls. I wanted one to burn.

The Steve Jobs doll was available online for the low price of $79. After selling out of their first batch of 300 they received the almighty Cease and Desist from Cupertino Lawyers. The M.I.C. Gadget website put up a short blurb indicating that they have received an email from a law firm representing Apple. In that email it was said that they (MIC) that Apple had not consented to the use of their trademarks or copyrights.

The email said: “Unauthorized use of a person’s name and/or likeness constitutes a violation of California Civil Code Section 3344, which prohibits the use of any person’s name, photograph or likeness in a product without that person’s prior consent…”

It’s unclear where the exact copyrights are violated as there is no apple logo on the box. The California law about name and likeliness is probably the case.  The company hasn’t said what it will do with the first 300 paid orders but for now has taken the item off the market.

Source: Fortune Tech
Photo: M.I.C. Gadget


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  1. Yeah, how’d you miss the Apple logo that the figurine is on top of?! And Fordstar, why would bad blood between the two companies stop you from getting one or the other? Once you decide on one why would this bad blood matter? Most companies have someone they have bad blood with…

  2. I think you must be a little off, as the doll is affixed to what appears an Apple.. enough said there… Must we find ways to Bash Apple?? Try sticking to the Android stuff, as I am trying to desdie what I want in a Phone next, and I may just stay with Blackberry. and Not go with either Apple or Android, too much bad blood between them…

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