“Apple has threatened to take legal action against a little-known Chinese firm for inflaming an ongoing dispute over the iPad trademark, alleging that the company’s founder and its lawyers have made misleading statements that could damage the U.S. tech giant’s business in China,” Michael Kan reports for IDG News Service.
“On Monday, Apple sent a letter to Chinese display vendor Proview, demanding its founder Yang Rongshan cease releasing what it said was false information to the media,” Kan reports. “Apple then warned it would sue for damages caused by ‘defamatory statements.'”
“‘It is inappropriate to release information contrary to the facts to the media, especially when such disclosures have the effect of wrongfully causing damage to Apple’s reputation,’ said the letter, which was provided by a person familiar with the matter,” Kan reports.
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