While we’re all waiting for the court to act, the Proview team has continued with the harsh language. The iPad 3 launch must be making them crazy.
OK, so much for last week’s drama. The Jordan reputation rights case will indeed go forward as expected.
Relax, this will be a quickie. We already know what’s at stake in terms of Apple continuing to sell iPad-branded tablets in China. Another issue that hasn’t been discussed much in this whole conversation about the Proview-Apple dispute is enforcement of the iPad mark against third parties. Michael Kan wrote about that topic in PC…
Followers of the iPad dispute (and China Hearsay) may wish to check out this Bloomberg interview I did yesterday.
The early bird catches the worm. In the trademark biz, they’re called squatters, and they register first.
That was quick. My original guess was that the court in this case would just sit on a decision and wait. Instead, but to my mind equivalent in the short term, the court said it would not rule in favor of Proview’s request to stop iPad sales. OK, the headlines today said that Apple “won”…
Taking the lead of China hoops stars Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian, Michael Jordan moves against unauthorized use of his name in the PRC.
A lot of nothing went on in Shanghai today. Let’s see how many words I can generate about a non-news event.
Things appear to be moving ahead rapidly, but let’s not get sidetracked by minor skirmishes.
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.
The Notorious Markets List is no longer limited to Chinese and Eastern European offenders. The 2011 report clearly shows that this is a global problem.
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.