Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
From an Apple press release today:
Apple Sues Future Power and Daewoo for Illegally Copying iMac Design
CUPERTINO, California?July 1, 1999?Apple today filed a complaint against Future Power and Daewoo for illegally copying the industrial design of Apple?s award-winning iMac computer. The complaint was filed in U.S. Federal Court in San Jose, California, and seeks to enjoin Future Power and Daewoo from distributing computers that illegally copy Apple?s designs, and asks for actual and punitive damages resulting from such illegal conduct.
?There is a universe of original designs that Future Power and Daewoo could have created for their computers, but instead they chose to copy Apple?s designs,? said Steve Jobs, Apple?s interim CEO. ?We?ve invested a lot of money and effort to create and market our award-winning designs, and we intend to vigorously protect them under the law.?