“In its latest statement on a simmering dispute over the iPad brand name, Apple Inc. said Tuesday that Proview Electronics’ insistence that it still owns the mainland China iPad trademarks is misleading and unfair,” Elaine Kurtenbach reports for The Associated Press.
“Proview Electronics insisted on the terms of the 2009 purchase of the iPad brand name with the understanding that the mainland Chinese-registered trademarks were included in the worldwide rights to use the name, Apple spokeswoman Carolyn Wu said in reading the statement,” Kurtenbach reports. “‘Proview is misleading Chinese courts and customers with claims that the iPad trademarks cannot be transferred, or that mistakes were made in handling the transaction,’ the statement said. ‘We respect Chinese laws and regulations, and as a company that generates a lot of intellectual property we would never knowingly abuse someone else’s trademarks.'”
Kurtenbach reports, “Asked about Apple’s statement, Proview lawyer Xie Xianghui in turn accused Apple of seeking to ‘mislead the courts, the public and media. It is wrong for Apple to do this,’ Xie said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Poor, little, wildly-overmatched Xie; all he has is parroting.