Apple asks Amazon to pull iPad from its China site

“Apple Inc. asked Amazon.com Inc. to remove iPads from sale on its Chinese website, according to people familiar with the matter, marking the latest twist in an ongoing legal battle over the iPad name in the country,” Ian Sherr reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“The Cupertino, Calif. consumer electronics giant asked Amazon in China to stop selling iPads because it is not an authorized reseller, according to people familiar with the matter,” Sherr reports. “Amazon has since removed iPads offered by other resellers on its Chinese website as well.”

Sherr reports, “Though the people familiar with Apple’s request said it was not related to an ongoing trademark suit between Apple and Proview, the move comes as the company’s legal battle heats up. Apple has argued that it purchased the rights to the iPad name in 2009, while Proview has argued those rights did not include China.”

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-asks-amazon-to-pull-ipad-from-china-sitewsj-2012-02-15

4 Comments

    1. Bull, Apple has been working on this for months with Amazon China, ” Before the Proview ordeal”, now if you had done some research into this matter, you would have known this.

  1. Yeah, that’s it, kowtow (they even have a word for it) to China so they can buy time to knock off the iPad. Add to long list: Baidu (Google), Sina Weibo (Twitter/Faceburg), YouKu (YouTube), Rorex (Rolex), well, everything…

  2. Sherr reports, “Though the people familiar with Apple’s request said it was not related to an ongoing trademark suit between Apple and Proview…

    …Because this request indeed has NO RELEVANCE to the Proview scam court cases against Apple. To suggest any relevance is to suggest that the suggesting person is entirely IGNORANT of the fact that Apple already won against Proview in the sales contract designated jurisdiction: Hong Kong. It’s over. Proview lost. Everything else we’re witness from Proview against Apple is criminal behavior. Not one of these Proview court cases outside Hong Kong has any validity. Please read the Apple contract with Proview and Hong Kong’s judgement in Apple’s favor before bothering to have any further opinion about Proview. There are several links to them in other MDN articles and comments as well as plenty of links in the search engines.

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