Well, that didn’t take long. Apple’s legal department has issued a take-down notice to iphone5mod.com with express instructions to remove all infringing items from sale.
We’re talking about the iPhone 5 case mod
we reported on earlier this week. The fact that it bears an Apple logo is enough to be frowned upon in Cupertino, California. But that’s not it.
What really upsets Apple is that it also pretends to be the next-generation iPhone 5. It’s also got iPhone written on it. More than enough to get some eyebrows raised at Apple’s legal department.
Speaking of which, the account manager at OpSec Security Inc., the agent authorized to send notice and takedowns on behalf of Apple, said, “The website, http://iphone5mod.com, is offering for sale counterfeit Apple merchandise.”
“The offer for sale and the sale of counterfeit merchandise is prohibited by law […] Please act expeditiously to have the infringing items removed from the website. We thank you in advance for your cooperation, and we await a response from you or your counsel.”
The sellers promise to fulfill existing orders, as well as orders placed in the next couple of days.