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…
Perhaps the most bizarre aspect of the Proview-Apple trademark saga is that this is not fundamentally an IP dispute.
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.
Finally, the Proview-Apple iPad trademark case is hot. Sort of. An explanation of what’s going on in Beijing.
The sad case of the iPad China trademark continues. We now have two different pending lawsuits to watch.
A few follow-up issues on this story now that some real reporters have dug up additional details.
Apple is unsuccessful at securing the iPad mark in China. Let’s document the twists, turns and mistakes made along the way.
Apple’s family of product names has its upside and downside when it comes to trademark protection.
The players: Apple – large multinational corporation that makes cool stuff and relies heavily on its brand name and product design Proview Technology – Shenzhen electronics manufacturer Unnamed third parties — shanzhai manufacturers, makers of your favorite iPad knockoffs The venue: Shenzhen eBook Forum – top venue for touting shanzhai ebook readers, including iPad clones…