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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, well, it’s about Apple and is a big story. But three times? I’ve had enough.
Another example of weibo-driven news coverage running out ahead of the facts.
Just when I thought I was out of the Foxconn commentary biz, they pull me back in.
Why aren’t loyal Samsung mobile phone users up in arms about the recent patent dispute? Do we really need to bother asking that question?
Nothing to worry about for the moment if you’re a China manufacturer, but that could change in a hurry.
Certainly looks like a clean bill of health to me, with Foxconn remediation efforts proceeding according to schedule.
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 [...]
Eh, nothing to worry about. If it doesn’t come with a pair of glasses or 3D, the kids aren’t interested anymore.
Hey, even IP infringers gotta keep cool. Besides, it doesn’t sound like the local authorities seem particularly concerned.
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.
The long, strange journey is at an end. All things considered, I think Apple is probably quite satisfied with this number.
There is no Communist cabal in China waiting in the wings to sabotage every successful foreign invested enterprise.
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.
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 [...]
This one never really had the chance to go anywhere and was knocked out in the first round. Poor little lawsuit.