Apple Concludes iMac Copycat Suits

BOSTON (03/08/2000) - Apple Computer Inc. today announced that it has successfully concluded its lawsuits against Daewoo Telecom Ltd. and eMachines Inc. for allegedly copying the design of Apple's iMac.

The Cupertino, California-based computer company obtained injunctions against Daewoo and eMachines from a U.S. Federal Court in San Jose, California. The injunctions prevent the companies from manufacturing, distributing, selling or promoting the computers in question, Daewoo's E-Power and eMachines eOne.

Apple filed the Daewoo lawsuit in July of last year, [See "Apple Sues Alleging iMac Design Ripoff," July 1, 1999. ] and the eMachines lawsuit in August of last year. [See "Apple Sues eMachines over iMac Look Alike, Aug. 19, 1999. ]In January, Apple reached a settlement in its infringement lawsuit with Sotec Co., which barred the Yokohama, Japan-based company from manufacturing, selling or exporting the eOne personal computer, which Apple contended looked like the iMac [See "Apple, Sotec Settle Copyright Infringement Case," January 19.]Apple Computer, based in Cupertino, California, can be reached at +1-408-996-1010 or on the Web at http://www.apple.com. Daewoo, in Korea, can be reached at http://www.daewoo.com. EMachines can be reached at http://www.emachinesinc.com.

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