“After a law firm representing Apple blocked the producer of a lifelike action figure of Apple CEO Steve Jobs from selling it, the figure has apparently sold for $2,500 on eBay,” AppleInsider reports.
“MIC Gadget began selling the figurines, which feature the charismatic CEO in his trademark black mock turtleneck, blue jeans and New Balance trainers holding an iPhone, in November, quickly selling out of the initial run of 300 limited edition figures,” AppleInsider reports. “Within days, Apple learned of the figurine and sent a cease-and-desist email to the website, citing California Civil Code Section 3344, ‘which prohibits the use of any person’s name, photograph or likeness in a product without that person’s prior consent.'”
AppleInsider reports, “Some of the figures have now made their way to eBay, where several listings have already closed for $2,500.”
Full article, in which AppleInsider explains why the auctions are highly suspect, here.