Apple vs. Proview Getting Pythonesque

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“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 owns the mainland China iPad trademarks is misleading and unfair.

Well, sure, except for the fact that I can look up the ownership on the Intertubes, visit the Trademark Office, and find that Proview does own them. Hmm.

“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.

Another way to say it is that Proview is arguing about the issue in court using evidence. May the best party win — isn’t the system supposed to work that way?

So what does Tweedledummer say about that?

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.

C’mon Proview, at least give us some details here. Just saying “They’re doing it too” isn’t much of an argument, more like the automatic gainsaying of anything the other party says.

It’s going to be a long wait for that court judgment, people.