Legally-Dubious Retro "Apple" iPhone Cases Will Be Sued into Oblivion

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If you're looking for a way to protect your iPhone and also stick a giant, MIA-sized middle finger into almost every possible realm of intellectual property law, these cases, "resembling" classic Apple computers, are for you. Cease and decisitalicious.

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I do kind of admire the extent to which Schreer Delights does not give a shit about anything. You can't even call these cases Apple-themed—they're just straight up designed to resemble Apple products, including names like "iMac," Apple's logo, and, of course, the designs of the original products. With flagrant disregard for trademark, copyright, and trade dress law, these probably won't exist for very long. So if you want one, act quickly. Or, if you're an IP attorney, call up Apple for some quick cash. [Schreer Delights via Technabob]

DISCUSSION

kaisermachead
kaisermachead

The only thing I imagine Apple may have issue with is the use of the actual logo. The rest, not so much. I don't really think Apple would have incentive to go after them, since it's not as though they themselves are ever going to appeal to the retro crowd with something like this, so it's not as though they're horning in on Apple's game. Maybe I'm being too optimistic.