All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Proview’

Coming Off Proview, Apple Faces A New Lawsuit In China

After a lengthy legal battle, Apple and Proview finally settled over the rights to the iPad name for a cool $60 million. It was smart for Apple to settle because it looked like Proview wasn’t going to give up until it got something. You would think Apple’s troubles in China would be finished after that, but things are never that …

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Apple Settles Proview Suit For $60 Million

Apple has reportedly agreed to pay $60 million to Chinese company Proview for the rights to use the “iPad” name in China. The settlement is significantly larger than the $16 million offer Apple had been rumored to make. Proview has been battling Apple in court over the use of the iPad name for quite some time. Apple bought perpetual rights …

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Apple Vs. Proview: Hong Kong Court Dismisses Some of Proview’s Evidence

Apple has scored a significant victory in its ongoing legal battle with Proview. A Hong Kong judge has excluded some of the evidence filed by Proview in the case. According to Shanghai Daily, Proview had submitted reports from two experts, but did not follow the court’s instructions in doing so, making the reports inadmissable. Proview chairman Sun Min told Shanghai …

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Proview Rejected Apple’s $16M Offer, Wanted $400M

Yesterday we brought you news that a U.S. District Court judge had rejected Proview’s attempt to bring its trademark infringement battle with Apple to American shores. Now it appears that Apple has made attempts to settle the case and been rejected by Proview. According to Chinese web site Sina (Google Translation), Apple offered China 100 million yuan ($16 million) to …

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Proview iPad Suit Tossed By U.S. Judge

By now you’ve probably heard about the ongoing legal battle in China over the iPad name. If not, here’s a quick rundown: it seems that Proview, a Chinese company specializing in CRT and LCD monitors, owned the trademark for the name “iPad.” While Apple claimed to have bought the worldwide rights to the name, Proview denied this and, after negotiations …

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Beijing Regards ProView as Owner of iPad Name

Proview, the Shenzhen, China-based manufacturer of computer monitors and other devices, has long asserted that it owns the ‘iPad’ name in that country, and has sued Apple Inc. for roughly $2 billion in copyright infringement damages. Here is Proview’s basic take on the matter – Proview Technology (Shenzhen) is the legal registrant of the trademark “IPAD” (No. 1590557, registered with …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits China

Apple’s Tim Cook was reportedly spotted in an Apple Store in Beijing’s Xidan province, making him the first Apple CEO to visit that country. This isn’t the first time Cook visited the world’s most populous country – Steve Jobs once sent him there to address issues with Apple parts supplier Foxconn. Cook visited China for talks with China Telecom, the …

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New iPad Passes China’s Quality Control

China granted regulatory approval to Apple for its new iPad last week, which indicates the company plans to formally release the device in that country. The China Quality Certification Center gave the tablet China Compulsory Certification, which afforded the mandatory stamp that Apple required to sell the product in that country. Historically, Apple launched its products weeks or months after …

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Proview Files Another Suit Over Apple iPad

Apple is being sued once again by Proview. This time they have filed in California against the technology giant, claiming they believed that were selling the rights of the iPad trademark to an IP developer, not an entity that represents competition in computer hardware sales. Elliot Papageorgiou, a Shanghai-based partner and executive at law firm Rouse Legal commented on the …

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Chinese Court Rules In Favor Of Apple, Can Keep Selling iPads

It looks like Apple’s arguments yesterday in court worked as the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court is going to allow the company to keep selling iPads in the city. Three out of the five Apple stores in China are in Shanghai so this a massive win for the company. Reuters is reporting that sources in China are saying that …

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Apple Begins Fight Over iPad Name In Shanghai Court

The legal drama between Apple and Proview hit new heights today as arguments from both sides were heard in a Shanghai court. As you’re all probably familiar with by now, Proview claims to own the iPad trademark in China. A claim that Apple says is bogus as they claim to have bought the iPad trademark across numerous Asian countries, including …

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Apple And Proview Enter Negotiations Over iPad Name

The hotly contested legal battle between Proview and Apple over the iPad name may soon start moving towards a conclusion. Proview today said that the company is moving towards talks with Apple over the iPad name dispute. I’m sure both Apple and Proview are hoping to reach a settlement to not have this drag out any longer than it needs …

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