“A debt-laden Chinese technology firm seeking to ban all shipments of Apple’s popular iPad tablet into and out of the country has been told that China’s customs authorities are unlikely to intervene in the trademark battle,” Lee Chyen Yee and Clare Jim report for Reuters.
“‘The customs have told us that it will be difficult to implement a ban because many Chinese consumers love Apple products. The sheer size of the market is very big,’ Yang Long-san, chief of Proview Technology (Shenzhen), told Reuters in a telephone interview on Wednesday,'” Lee and Jim report. “Yang said the best option to resolve the legal dispute would be an out-of-court settlement. The next hearing of the case is due for February 22 in Shanghai.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, China is not going to kill the golden goose in behalf of a debt-laden trademark troll that’s begging for a settlement. It’s not Apple’s responsibility to prop up your shiteous failure of a company.
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