Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Apple and Apple Japan are up to it again, this time filing a law suit in a Tokyo court yesterday against Sotec for taking part in the whole eOne debacle. The details can be read below in a recent News.com article (“Apple sues Sotec for iMac look-alike“):
Cupertino, California-based Apple and its Japanese subsidiary said they filed suit in a Tokyo court yesterday against Sotec to block sales of the eOne, which features a blue-and-white translucent case similar to Apple’s colorful line of iMacs. The eOne, which Sotec developed in conjunction with two Korean manufactures, retails for $267 less than the iMac and has been a hit with Japanese consumers since going on sale July 27.
The move is the latest in a series of legal steps by Apple to assert its rights to the distinctive features of the iMac, which was the best-selling PC in U.S. retail stores in May. The computer giant filed suit in a U.S. court last week against Emachines, a joint venture of Sotech’s two Korean partners, TriGem Computer, and Korean Data Systems.