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An Interesting Byproduct of the Recent Apple Bashing in China

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You recall the fun and games when the Chinese media went after Apple as part of the Consumer Day “celebrations,” right? CCTV led the charge, followed by various Op/Eds and in-depth reporting on the U.S. MNC’s product warranty policy. Whether Apple was in violation of the law or not, it certainly was slammed upside the…

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Siri Litigation Still Alive in Shanghai, But for How Long?

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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…

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Weekend Reading: New York Times Foxconn Follow-up

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The New York Times has run a follow-up story to their earlier excellent coverage of Foxconn/Apple China labor problems and mitigation efforts. The article ran early in the week, but I was only able to get to it this morning because of VPN (i.e., technical) issues. The basic take away from “Signs of Changes Taking…

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iPad Trademark: Endgame

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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…

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iPad Trademark Non-News Department: Proview Bankruptcy

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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,…

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The Latest Report on Foxconn Working Conditions

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The Guardian reports on the latest study of labor conditions at Foxconn factories. Hong Kong workers’ rights group Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (Sacom) found that: Grueling workloads, humiliating punishments and battery-farm living conditions remain routine for workers assembling Apple’s luxury electronics, according to one of the most detailed reports yet on life inside China’s Foxconn factories. The researchers…

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