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iPad Shipments Rise 80% in China Following Trademark Settlement

Friday November 16, 2012 7:33 am PST by
IDG News Service reports on comments from research firm IDC indicating that Apple's iPad shipments to China have risen 80% quarter-over-quarter, with the significant increase said to be related to increased distribution enabled by a settlement of a dispute with Proview Technology over the "iPad" trademark.Shipments of the tablet in the third quarter reached 2.07 million units, up from 1.15...

Proview Sued for $2.4 Million by Own Lawyers in iPad Trademark Case

Monday July 23, 2012 7:53 am PDT by
As noted by Engadget, Chinese company Proview has been sued by its own lawyers responsible for handling its trademark lawsuits against Apple that yielded a $60 million settlement earlier this month. The law firm claims that it is owed $2.4 million for its role in the case, but Proview has yet to make the promised payment.While acknowledging their contractual arrangement (wherein the law firm...

Apple Settles Chinese 'iPad' Trademark Dispute with Proview for $60 Million

Sunday July 1, 2012 9:05 pm PDT by
Associated Press reports that Apple and Chinese company Proview Technology have reached a settlement deal that involves Apple paying $60 million for the rights to the "iPad" trademark in China."The iPad dispute resolution is ended," the Guangdong High People's Court said in a statement. "Apple Inc. has transferred $60 million to the account of the Guangdong High Court as requested in the...

Apple Reportedly Offers Proview $16 Million for iPad Trademark

Thursday May 10, 2012 7:11 am PDT by
Following a claim earlier this week that Apple had made its first settlement offer to Proview in the ongoing dispute over the "iPad" trademark in China, The Next Web now points to a report from Sina.com [Google translation] claiming that Apple's offer amounted to 100 million yuan, equivalent to $16 million. That marks a substantial increase over the $55,000 purchase price in the original...

Judge Tosses Proview's U.S. Suit Against Apple over iPad Trademark

Tuesday May 8, 2012 9:20 pm PDT by
Among several lawsuits filed by Chinese company Proview alleging that it legally owns the "iPad" trademark in China despite a deal December 2009 between Proview's Taiwanese arm and a dummy corporation set up by Apple for the purposes of acquiring the trademark, one lawsuit has been filed in the United States. In that suit, filed in California in late February, Proview alleged that Apple had...

Apple Makes Settlement Offer in iPad Trademark Case, But 'Big Gap' Remains

Monday May 7, 2012 7:23 am PDT by
Xinhua reports on comments from a Proview lawyer claiming that Apple has for the first time put forth a settlement offer in the dispute over the "iPad" trademark in China. The offer came as part of settlement talks suggested by the court overseeing the case."We feel that the attitude of Apple Inc. has changed. Although they expressed that they were willing to negotiate, they have never taken any ...

Chinese Official Says Proview Rightful Owner of iPad Trademark

Tuesday April 24, 2012 9:49 am PDT by
Reuters reports on the first public comments from a government official regarding Apple's dispute with Proview over ownership of the "iPad" trademark in China, with the official stating that according to Chinese law Proview is indeed the rightful owner of the trademark."According to the ... provisions of the China Trademark Law, currently Shenzhen Proview is the legal registrant of the iPad...

Apple and Proview in Settlement Talks over iPad Trademark in China

Friday April 20, 2012 8:35 am PDT by
There have been few updates in the "iPad" trademark dispute between Apple and Proview over the past couple of months, but IDG News now reports that the two companies are engaged in settlement talks with an eye toward resolving the issue.Ma Dongxiao, a lawyer representing the Chinese company Proview, said on Friday the talks were happening, but declined to offer details. The legal dispute...

Proview Sues Apple in U.S. Over Alleged Deception in iPad Trademark Purchase

Thursday February 23, 2012 5:57 pm PST by
Reuters reports that the dispute over the iPad trademark in China has taken an interesting turn, with Proview Technology filing suit against Apple in the United States over alleged deception related to the deal between the two companies. Apple set up a dummy corporation known as IP Application Development Ltd (IPAD) to conduct negotiations with Proview over the trademark back in 2009, and...

Shanghai Court Denies Injunction Against iPad Sales in Proview Trademark Dispute

Thursday February 23, 2012 5:24 am PST by
Reuters reports that a Shanghai court has declined to issue an injunction that would have barred sales of Apple's iPad in the city, a ruling that is part of the dispute between Apple and Proview Technology over the trademark on the iPad name. Early reports had painted the decision as a significant victory for Apple, but while the company is no doubt pleased that the judge in the case did not...

Apple and Proview Face Off in Shanghai Court Over iPad Trademark

Wednesday February 22, 2012 6:46 am PST by
While Proview has had some success in its battle against Apple's use of the "iPad" trademark in China with minor court decisions against local retailers, the two companies are now going directly head-to-head in a higher-profile case underway in Shanghai. There has been no decision in the case yet, but lawyers for both sides spent four hours today laying out their evidence for the presiding...

Proview Willing to Discuss Settlement with Apple in iPad Trademark Case

Tuesday February 21, 2012 6:17 am PST by
AFP reports that Proview Technology has expressed a willingness to work toward a settlement with Apple in the "iPad" trademark dispute in China, even as the company continues to press forward with current lawsuits and plans for new ones seeking as much as $2 billion in damages."We are now preparing for negotiations," Proview's lawyer, Xie Xianghui, told AFP. "The court cases will continue until...

Apple Threatens to Sue Proview for Defamation as Chinese Court Asks Distributors to Pull iPads

Monday February 20, 2012 6:18 am PST by
Associated Press reports that a Chinese court has ruled against Apple in its ongoing trademark dispute with Proview Technology over the rights to the "iPad" trademark in that country, deciding that distributors should halt sales of the iPad in China. The impact of the ruling is, however, unclear as the lawsuit is just one of many Proview has filed against Apple in its efforts to extract as much ...

iPad Issues in China: Amazon Not an Authorized Retailer, Apple's Victory in Hong Kong Trademark Case

Wednesday February 15, 2012 8:02 pm PST by
Earlier today, we noted that the iPad had been pulled from sale at online retailers Amazon China and Suning.com, with the development coming just days after authorities had seized some iPads over a trademark dispute involving the "iPad" name. At the time of the removal, an Amazon China spokesperson indicated that the iPad had been removed at Apple's request rather than as a result of actions...

Chinese Customs Tells Proview That Ban of iPad Exports Would be Difficult

Wednesday February 15, 2012 1:10 am PST by
Reuters reports that Proview Technology will apparently have a hard time blocking Apple iPad exports from China. On Tuesday, we reported that Proview was seeking a block on both Chinese imports and exports of the iPad over a trademark dispute with Apple. Given that Apple's iPad manufacturing is centered in China, such a move would be "catastrophic" for Apple. However, China's customs...

Proview Seeking to Cut Off Apple's Worldwide Supply of iPads

Tuesday February 14, 2012 5:49 am PST by
Earlier this week, we noted that Chinese authorities had begun seizing iPad stocks from a small number of retailers over Apple's alleged infringement of a disputed "iPad" trademark. Apple claims that it purchased the Chinese rights to the trademark several years ago, but the original owner Proview and Chinese courts have disagreed with that assertion. Bloomberg now notes that Proview is...

Chinese Authorities and Retailers Removing iPads from Sale Over Trademark Issues?

Sunday February 12, 2012 10:23 pm PST by
Last week, we offered an update on the ongoing trademark dispute in China between Apple and Proview Technology, which claims to have held ownership of the "iPad" trademark there since 2000. Apple is said to be facing a potential fine of approximately $38 million from the government while Proview is seeking as much as $1.6 billion in damages. Chinese authorities examining seized iPads ...

Apple Faces Potential $38 Million Fine in China as $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 'iPad' Trademark Proceeds

Tuesday February 7, 2012 5:57 am PST by
iSmashPhone summarizes a pair of reports from China claiming that Apple is facing a potential 240 million yuan ($38 million) fine from governmental authorities over alleged trademark infringement involving the "iPad" name. The fine pales, however, in comparison to the $1.6 billion Proview Technology, which claims to own the name, is seeking to win in a series of lawsuits filed against Apple....

Apple Loses Chinese Lawsuit Against Proview Technology Over 'iPad' Trademark

Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:51 am PST by
Financial Post reports that Apple has lost a lawsuit it had filed against Chinese company Proview Technology alleging infringement of the "iPad" trademark. At stake in the dispute is ownership of the Chinese "iPad" trademark itself, which Proview registered for in China back in 2000. The company threatened to sue Apple last year amid failed negotiations, pegging the value of the trademark at...

Apple Accused of 'iPad' Trademark Infringement in China

Wednesday October 27, 2010 8:42 am PDT by
AFP reports that a Chinese firm has accused Apple of trademark infringement for its use of the "iPad" name in that country, seeking up to $800 million to settle the dispute. Proview Technology Co, Ltd, which is based in the southern city of Shenzhen, registered the iPad trademark in January 2000 and still owns the rights to its use in China, the Beijing News said, citing government archives....