“Reuters” (http://macte.ch/g4mgY) reports that Apple has cracked down on stores in the Chinatown section of Queens, New York, accused of selling rip-off Apple gear with the company’s logo, according to documents unsealed Thursday in Brooklyn federal court.
Court records reveal that Apple has already seized unauthorized iPod, iPhone and iPad accessories sold by two stores in the Flushing neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens, and is now demanding the names of its customers and suppliers, the article adds. It is also asking one of the defendants — Apple Story — to change its name.
The trademark infringement lawsuit was first filed July 25 against Apple Story and Fun Zone., both owned by New York resident Janie Po Chiang, who is named as a co-defendant in the suit, along with Fun Zone manager Jimmy Kwok. However, the case remained under seal until Thursday, when U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto ordered the record to be made public following a request from “Reuters.”