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, [...]
If anyone can remember back to the Apple vs. Proview dispute over the iPad trademark (oh no, not that again), there was an unresolved dispute floating around about the ability of Proview to stop exports of the iPad manufactured in China by going to Customs. Some folks said it was possible, others said no. I [...]
I think we all need to be a bit more circumspect when throwing around the word “protectionism.”
So I looked over my list of China news stories I flagged throughout the day for this post, and it occurred to me that with only a couple of exceptions, most of the articles cover ongoing topics. In other words, nothing much new happening over here, just updates. Maybe that’s a good thing. What with [...]
Another day, another China IP case for Apple to deal with. Don’t get too excited, though. This one doesn’t look too serious.
Looks like we can finally put this whole thing to bed: According to China Trademark Office’s latest ” Announcement of Trademarks “, the iPad trademark, which used to owned by Shenzhen Proview were formally transferred to Apple on July 27, 2012. And by Chinese Trademark Law, Apple could exercise the exclusive right over the trademark [...]
Proview stiffed its lawyers, and that’s probably all the analysis that is necessary here.
Proview is now being sued by its PRC trademark counsel for lack of payment. Funny how often that happens when your client is insolvent.
An extended post today since I missed yesterday for some inexplicable reason (only my therapist knows for sure). Some of these links are therefore from Wednesday. I spent lunchtime today writing a response to one of the nuttiest Op/Eds I’ve ever read. If you have the time, read the following in this order (if you [...]
Props to Dan Harris for taking the blogging high road and giving Bombardier the benefit of the doubt on their new licensing deal with Chinese rail behemoth CSR. In a post on China Law blog, Dan pushed back against critics who thought Bombardier was crazy for forking over proprietary technology to a State-owned firm that [...]
Another day, another rant. Whenever the media gets its hands on an IP story, hijinks ensue.
A Jiangsu company is suing Apple for infringement of the “Snow Leopard” trademark in China.But there’s no reason to panic, at least not yet.
This isn’t the last minute of The Brady Brunch, and sometimes there are no important lessons to be learned from famous cases.
The big story over the past couple of days has been Hong Kong. The handover anniversary took place over the weekend and there were lots of celebrations, more than a few protests, China’s President was there, and Hong Kong’s new head honcho was sworn in. Awk–ward. . . Here’s an updated article from CNN on [...]
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, [...]
Yet another non-news news event. It’ll be over when it’s over, folks. The court has the discretion to wait.
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This one never really had the chance to go anywhere and was knocked out in the first round. Poor little lawsuit.