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Apple Files Lawsuit and Subsequent Dismissal Against WhiteiPhone4Now Kid

Apple Files Lawsuit and Subsequent Dismissal Against WhiteiPhone4Now Kid

Posted May 26, 2011 at 2:58pm by iClarified · 9859 views
Apple has filed a lawsuit against Fei Lam, the teenager who started WhiteiPhone4Now, a site that sold white iPhone 4 conversion kits, reports MacRumors.

Interestingly, Apple filed a voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit at the same time suggesting that a settlement may have been reached; although, the request for dismissal without prejudice means that the company reserves the right to refile the lawsuit in the future.

Defendent Lam willfully and without authorization has used Apple's trademarks in connection with the sale of his "White iPhone 4 Conversion Kits," which among other things included white front and back panels with Apple's logo and "iPhone" trademarks that are used in connection with the promotion and sale of Apple's well known iPhone 4 handheld mobile digital electronic devices. Defendant at all times knew that Apple never has authorized the sale of white panels for its iPhone 4 mobile devices, and that he obtained these panels from sources that were not authorized by Apple or any of its suppliers to sell them.

In the suit Apple claims that Lam diluted their trademarks and compromised their relationships with customers by causing confusion about whether Apple had authorized sales of the components. Lam's parents are included in the suit for aiding and abetting him.

It's unclear what type of settlement may have been reached between Apple and the Lams.

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Coose
Coose - May 27, 2011 at 2:59pm
Good to see that Apple is going after small time entrepreneurs. Should they sue the guys who make cases that cover the apple logo as well? I know it confuses me when I see a phone that looks just like an apple, but I can't see the logo. Maybe you fucking assholes should have released the white phone at the same time as the black one. I suppose the color white is so different than the black that it would have been impossible to do so. I firmly believe that was a marketing ploy. Fuck you Apple
PakistanAppleUser
PakistanAppleUser - May 27, 2011 at 10:04am
I guess he didn't make a huge difference. It's just a custom job.....how does that affect apple other than the use of logo and loss of white iPhone sales........ :) Cheeky but he's not the only one doing it...
Rockadell
Rockadell - May 26, 2011 at 4:05pm
good for them, its better know that you have the real iphone 4 than the converted ones.
Bill
Bill - May 26, 2011 at 4:09pm
Very LAMe
Rockadell
Rockadell - May 26, 2011 at 4:10pm
LOL! im guessing you have the converted ones?
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