Apple has filed a federal complaint against clone manufacturer Future Power for allegedly copying the design of its popular iMac.
The complaint, filed in US District Court in California, will try to prevent Future Power and the company's South Korean backer Daewoo from distributing its E-power PC, which was launched at PCExpo in New York last month.
Apple's innovative, transparent iMac design in an array of colours has become the must-have computer amongst trend setters.
Industry watchers knew it would not be long before PC makers, who are having trouble coming up with unique selling points in what has become a cut-throat market, would start ripping off the iMac's design.
Apple is believed to be looking at bringing out notebooks based on the iMac Design, but its lawyers look like being busy for the next few months as other Taiwanese clone makers start pushing out look-alikes.
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