Proview is now being sued by its PRC trademark counsel for lack of payment. Funny how often that happens when your client is insolvent.
The long, strange journey is at an end. All things considered, I think Apple is probably quite satisfied with this number.
Just for the record: A court in South China’s Guangdong Province will open a trial tomorrow in a case filed by Fubon Insurance asking the court to begin bankruptcy proceedings against Proview Technology Shenzhen Co, a move that might disrupt Proview’s ongoing litigation with Apple Inc over the ownership of the iPad trademark. Fubon Insurance, […]
This one never really had the chance to go anywhere and was knocked out in the first round. Poor little lawsuit.
Just in case you read about this in either Xinhua, Global Times or China Daily, please do not think that anything has actually happened in the iPad trademark dispute, or at least anything that can be verified. Here’s what was reported: Pragmatic progress has been made in the dispute between Proview Technology (Shenzhen) and Apple […]
Nothing has happened this week with the iPad case, but the media seems to think that Apple has already lost.
The High Court wants Apple and Proview to settle the iPad trademark dispute. Of course it does!
Not a big surprise with the contract dispute against Apple pending in Guangdong’s High Court, so this is just FYI: A Chinese court on Saturday blocked a request to liquidate the financially ailing Proview Technology (Shenzhen), a decision that leaves doors open for the company to continue its lawsuit against Apple Inc. over the use […]
“Let’s not bicker and argue about who killed who.” The Holy Grail or the iPad trademark dispute? Hard to tell, really. The AP has the latest on the out-of-court verbal jousting: In its latest statement on a simmering dispute over the iPad brand name, Apple Inc. said Tuesday that Proview Electronics’ insistence that it still […]
While we’re all waiting for the court to act, the Proview team has continued with the harsh language. The iPad 3 launch must be making them crazy.
That was quick. My original guess was that the court in this case would just sit on a decision and wait. Instead, but to my mind equivalent in the short term, the court said it would not rule in favor of Proview’s request to stop iPad sales. OK, the headlines today said that Apple “won” […]
Proview, current owner of the iPad trademark in China, now says it will sue Apple in the U.S. Ha! I think the Proview legal team needs to take a deep breath here. They are going with the old strategy of “Let’s throw as much shit against the wall as possible and see what sticks.” That […]
I’ve been waiting for the underlying commercial contract to be leaked for weeks now. Nothing earth-shattering here, but a few interesting items.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Reports of the demise of the iPad have been slightly exaggerated.
Sorry folks, I should have seen this one coming. This is standard operating procedure for infringement cases.
Proview may be going after iPad sales in multiple cities now as it escalates its trademark infringement case against Apple in China.
The sad case of the iPad China trademark continues. We now have two different pending lawsuits to watch.
Apple’s family of product names has its upside and downside when it comes to trademark protection.
I dimly recall talking about this case last year, I believe shortly after the iPad dispute was resolved. I’m too exhausted to poke around in the China Hearsay file room to find my previous post, but I assume I said something like “It’s too early to tell what’s going to happen, and we would need […]
Apologies for a long, cranky post during the holidays, but this topic deserves some attention. As you know, I’ve been writing about trademark squatting and other registration issues for a long time, and the subject has been particularly hot in the past couple of years with disputes involving famous brands and names like iPad, Hermes, […]