A US district judge has said that he plans to prevent Future Power and Daewoo from selling their iMac look-a-likes.
According to a Mercury News report, San Jose federal judge Jeremy Fogel released a nine-page ruling on Friday, in which he concludes that machines would confuse customers and infringe on Apple’s trade dress rights.
Apple filed lawsuits against Future Power and Daewoo on July 1 this year, alleging that the companies infringed Apple’s copyright. The companies deny the allegations.
According to the Mercury News report, Judge Fogel said that he plans to issue preliminary injunctions against the two companies once it has been decided how much of a bond Apple should post in the event the injunctions are invalidated.
In September, a Tokyo court barred PC manufacturer Sotec from selling its iMac clone, after Apple filed a lawsuit against the company in August.