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Proview brings iPad trademark battle to U.S.

February 24th, 2012

Proview International on February 17th asked a California court to prevent Apple from using the iPad name in the United States, Bloomberg reports. The Chinese company — which Apple claims sold it the rights to the iPad trademark in 10 countries, including China — says Apple subsidiary IP Application Development Ltd. made “false” statements to …

Apple scores a win in Shanghai court, iPad sales to continue

February 23rd, 2012

A Shanghai court has rejected Proview International’s request to block the sales of Apple’s iPad, reports Reuters. According to the publication’s sources, the Pudong New Area People’s Court in Shangai on Wednesday issued a ruling in Apple’s favor following a trademark infringement complaints filed in Shanghai. While the decision only covers iPad sales within that …

Apple defends rights to iPad name in Shanghai court

February 22nd, 2012

Apple on Wednesday defended itself in a Shanghai court against Proview International, which claims Apple is violating a trademark it holds on the “iPad” name, the New York Times reported. Proview’s allegations have prevented the Cupertino-based company from selling its popular tablet in numerous smaller Chinese cities, however Apple Stores in Beijing and Shanghai continue to …

Chinese court orders ban on Apple’s iPad

February 20th, 2012

A lawyer representing Proview International on Monday announced that the Intermediate People’s Court in Huizhou, a city in southern China, ruled on Friday that distributors should stop selling iPads in China, Associated Press reports. Proview has claimed ownership of the “iPad” name in China and it says Apple is violating its trademark. “We bought Proview’s worldwide rights …

Chinese firm may sue Apple for $2 billion in U.S. over iPad name

February 17th, 2012

On Friday, the Chinese company that claims to hold the trademark on the “iPad” name, threatened to sue Apple in the U.S. for $2 billion dollars, reports the AFP. Proview Technology claims it owns the Chinese rights to the iPad name and the company’s lawyers are looking to prevent Apple from importing or exporting the …

iPad trademark battle heats up as more Apple tablets seized

February 16th, 2012

Chinese authorities have seized iPad tablets in at least two more cities as the battle over the “iPad” name rages in the East. Officials seized a small number of iPads earlier this week related to a complaint filed by Proview Technology, the China-based owner of the iPad trademark. Proview is seeking to block sales of …

Apple’s iPad 2 pulled from Amazon China as lawsuit looms

February 15th, 2012

Apple’s class-leading iPad 2 tablet has been pulled from Amazon’s website in China following a lawsuit filed by Chinese firm Proview International. Proview recently filed suit against Apple for using its trademarked “iPad” name, seeking to ban sales of the iPad in China and abroad. Apple contends that it licensed the name from Proview, which has now …

Chinese firm looks to block iPad sales across the globe

February 14th, 2012

On Monday, Chinese officials seized 45 iPads in response to a trademark complaint from Proview International, the owner of the “iPad” name in China. Proview has now asked the Chinese government to block the import and export of the popular tablet, reports Bloomberg. “We are applying to customs to stop any trademark- infringing products from …

Chinese authorities seize iPads over trademark infringement

February 13th, 2012

Chinese officials seized 45 iPads in response to a trademark complaint filed recently by Proview International Holdings over the iPad name, reports the Hebei Youth Daily. The tablets were seized from store locations within Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province in northern China. In April 2010, Apple sued Proview claiming ownership of the iPad …