“A Chinese tech firm that says it owns the iPad trademark, plans to seek a ban on exports of Apple Inc’s computer tablets from China, a lawyer for the company said,” Artemisia Ng and Melanie Lee report for Reuters.
“The Chinese firm Proview Technology (Shenzhen) Co Ltd is petitioning Chinese customs to stop shipments of Apple’s popular iPads in and out of China, though the customs have not responded to its request, lawyer Xie Xianghui told Asian Legal Business, a Thomson Reuters publication,” Ng and Lee report. “Apple lost a case to Proview Technology (Shenzhen) in a Shenzhen court in southern China late last year when the court agreed that Proview owned the iPad trademark. Apple has appealed the decision and a final hearing is due to start in the southern Guangdong High Court on Feb 29. This court’s decision will be final under the Chinese legal process.”
Ng and Lee report, “Proview’s latest salvo comes a day after media reports that authorities in some Chinese cities had ordered retailers to stop selling Apple’s iPad due to the dispute. Apple said it had bought the worldwide rights to the trademark long ago. ‘We bought Proview’s worldwide rights to the iPad trademark in 10 different countries several years ago. Proview refuses to honor their agreement with Apple in China and a Hong Kong court has sided with Apple in this matter,’ an Apple spokeswoman said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, Proview and their shysters are a couple egg rolls short of a pu pu platter.