March 8, 2000: Apple Settles with Daewoo, eMachines over iMac Look
2000 – Apple concluded their iMac trade dress infringement against Daewoo and eMachines. The two companies made machines too similar to the iconic iMac look – the eMachines eOne computer and the Daewoo E-Power.
Apple was granted an injunction for the two machines. Daewoo didn’t even get their unibody computer form out to the public. eMachines took out all color, making it a single grey computer, which allowed them to continue with sales.
Apple changed the look of the iMac with the introduction of a flat panel in the iMac G4, ultimately discontinuing the G3 CRT computer in March of 2003.
Wikazine – Full show notes for March 8
- Sierra and Broderbund announce the merge to Sierra-Broderbund
- The first GHz processors begin to ship
- Sun sues Microsoft