Apple May Try to Quash Steve Jobs Doll

But Hong Kong manufacturer is unfazed
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2012 2:12 PM CST
Apple May Try to Quash Steve Jobs Doll
A promotional photo from In Icons of the Steve Jobs action figure.   (In Icons)

Might Apple put the kibosh on a Hong Kong manufacturer's plan to sell $100 Steve Jobs action figures next month? Apple is "allegedly threatening to sue" and already has dispatched a letter of warning, reports the Telegraph. The report is a little thin, and there's no confirmation from Apple, but the company did successfully stop another firm from marketing a Steve Jobs doll in 2010.

The owner of the Hong Kong company, In Icons, doesn't sound worried. "Apple can do anything they like," Tandy Cheung tells ABC News. "I will not stop, we already started production." Cheung thinks he's in the clear because his Jobs doll won't be holding any Apple gadgets. "Steve Jobs is not a product ... so I don't think Apple has the copyright of him." (More Apple stories.)

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