“A Chinese court is mediating between Apple Inc. and the Chinese company challenging its right to use the iPad trademark, seeking to get the companies to settle an awkward standoff over the issue,” Elaine Kurtenbach reports for The Associated Press.
“The Guangdong High Court in southern China, is seeking to arrange a settlement, said Ma Dongxiao, a lawyer for Proview Electronics Co. The court on Feb. 29 began hearing Apple’s appeal of lower court ruling that favored Proview in the trademark dispute,” Kurtenbach reports. “‘It is likely that we will settle out of court. The Guangdong High Court is helping to arrange it and the court also expects to do so,’ Ma said Monday.”
Kurtenbach reports, “Proview, a financially troubled maker of computer displays and LED lights, says it registered the iPad trademark more than a decade ago. Apple says Proview sold it worldwide rights to the iPad trademark in 2009, though the registration was never transferred for China. ‘Actually Proview always expected to settle out of court from the beginning,'” Ma said. ‘I don’t know if Apple has changed its attitude, but I believe that the key point now is the price.'”
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