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  • LuxPro Rips Off iPod then Sues Apple


    Back in 2005 LuxPro ripped off the iPod Shuffle with their "Super Shuffle." The look and operation was almost identical to the iPod Shuffle along with the specs.

    Apple responded by getting an injunction in Taiwanese court preventing LuxPro from making, distributing, or selling any MP3 player. This was later over ruled in 2007 allowing LuxPro to produce MP3 players again.

    Now LuxPro has decided to sue Apple with claims that Apple holds a monopoly in the digital music player market and abuses power to keep competition from being successful.

    According to the lawsuit when Apple's injunction against LuxPro was approved in 2005 Apple " . . . sent warning letters to other companies doing business with Luxpro demanding that they cease doing business with Luxpro." "For example, Apple placed significant pressure on InterTAN, a subsidiary of U.S.-based consumer electronics giant Circuit City (NYSE: CC), to drop Luxpro's MP3 players from its retail shelves."

    The Lawsuit is for a rather small amount of $75,000. Does LuxPro have any chance of winning this? I don't know. What I do know is a simple equation. Rip-off an Apple product and Apple will destroy you.

    [via informationweek]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: LuxPro Rips Off iPod then Sues Apple started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by ultimatexpka View Post
      cuz microsoft has way more money then apple, they are still leading

      yes!
    1. Tokyo's Avatar
      Tokyo -
      Apple does bully it's competitors and they use there good sales to expose other companies such as Microsoft.
    1. sandpeople_1's Avatar
      sandpeople_1 -
      Dude- does luxPro even realize that trademark and copyright protection is worldwide? I know that in some countries (not naming one with a flag that looks like target) things of that nature are simply overlooked for any price, but if caught lux will be fined here in the states for stealing the look of the ipod and it's copyright infringements.
      Oh, what a cute lion, maybe he will be friendly if I go and infringe on his territory- just like christian the lion.
    1. iTouchedMyTouch's Avatar
      iTouchedMyTouch -
      Pfft.. LuxPro can go smoke their "Super Shuffle".. Apple is always going to lead the way as far as mp3 players are concerned
    1. supreme-livin's Avatar
      supreme-livin -
      they will get there $
      its cheaper then lawyer cost to fight it
    1. waldoctg's Avatar
      waldoctg -
      dude that sux! I don't think they will win