iPhone "clones" are big business with lots of Apple-esque mobiles turning up since the device's launch last year but some companies are more obvious about it than others.

Chinese company Meizu have openly courted publicity for their iPhone-esque M8 Mini One handset that is in fairly early development stages, but shown off at CeBIT in order to sign up distributors.

It seems as if Meizu have managed to get the attention of the German authorities at the very least, as their CeBIT stand at the Hanover exhibition centre has just been shut down.

With passer-bys being told "the venue is closed until further notice" reports states that the police confiscated equipment and literature and will be making a more detailed statement about the matter later in the week.