Apple faces a lawsuit for copyright infringement, which was filed this Friday, September 18 by Cub Club Investment (CCI), according to what was reported by Bloomberg.
CCI is run by African-American businesswoman Katrina Parrot, who accuses the tech giant of appropriating an idea of hers that sought to highlight racial diversity in popular emojis.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and alleged "trade dress infringement, unfair competition, misappropriation, and unfair enrichment" by Apple.
In 2013, Parrott and his team developed the iDiversicons Emoji app in Texas that allowed users to choose from five skin tones. She had cataloged it as "the world's first diverse emoji", which was protected by copyright.