Friday, 3 December 2010

Apple Bans Steve Jobs Doll

NetworkWorld reports that Apple has banned the further production of dolls based on its CEO Steve Jobs.

The doll - see image below - was created by M.I.C Gadget. It comes complete with Job's trademark black turtleneck and Levi’s 502 jeans - even a pair of New Balance trainers! M.I.C Gadget was preparing to roll out production following the success of a first batch of 300.
However, before you rush for your debit card - hang fire.

Apple has confirmed in a letter to M.I.C Gadget: "Unauthorised 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."

Needless to say, the gadget store immediately backed down, declaring to its customers: "You are not going to get this phenomenal figure any more. M.I.C gadget hereby apologises to Steve Jobs, Apple Inc, and their law firm for any inconvenience caused."

Not without some advice for Mr Jobs: "Steve, can we apply for some trademark licence to produce this phenomenal figure for all your Apple fans? A wild thought, maybe Apple can bundle this figure with an iPhone 4 purchase."