“A Shanghai court began hearing on Wednesday a case brought by a Chinese technology firm seeking to halt the sale of Apple Inc’s iPads across the affluent Chinese city, accusing the U.S. firm of trademark infringement,” Melanie Lee and Samuel Shen report for Reuters.
“Previous court rulings in favour of Proview Technology (Shenzhen) have covered specific retailers in smaller cities, but a Shanghai order, if imposed, would eat into one of Apple’s biggest markets in China,” Lee and Shen report. “A judgment was not expected immediately.”
Lee and Shen report, “It is unclear whether there will be more hearings at the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court, and lawyers have said a judgment is not expected for a few months and that Apple would in any case have the option to appeal should it lose.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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