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Apple’s trademark settlement has seen Chinese iPad sales rocket

You may or may not be aware of Apple’s recent lawsuit with Proview, which owned the trademark for ‘IPAD’ in China before Apple launched its tablet. Well, the dispute settled not long ago, with Apple paying the Chinese company a cool $60 million for the trademark. Now – according to IDC analyst Dickie Chang – sales of the iPad in China for quarter 3 are up…

Apple one step closer to China sales of the new iPad

Apple have moved a step closer towards selling its iPad 3 in China. It has emerged that on Monday, the Chinese government announced that a product identified as A1430 had been approved by regulators. A1430 is the model of Apple’s third generation iPad. This revelation proves that despite its recent feud with Chinese company Proview, Apple still holds…

California court rejects Proview’s claims to the iPad trademark

It’s been a while since we heard from this lawsuit, unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’re well aware that for a while Cupertino and Chinese company Proview have been bandying around claims to the iPad moniker. It’s emerged that on May 4, Judge Mark Pierce, presiding in the Superior Court of the State of California has approved Apple’s request to…

Samsung still dominating Chinese smartphone market

In a bid to boost sales in China, Apple recently secured a deal with a second partner in China, China Telecom, however it may already be too late to catch Samsung. Statistics released by Gartner show that Samsung now controls 24.3% of the China smartphone market, whilst Apple is lagging behind with just 7.5%, leaving them 5th in the standings. This…

Apple defends its right to the “iPad” in China

Last year a lower China court ruled that Chinese company Proview Technology (Shenzhen) owned the rights to the iPad in China. Apple today began its appeal against this ruling, the outcome of which will determine the future of the iPad in China. Apple opened the appeal with it’s usual, “but think of the customers” tactic. A lawyer told the court that the…

Apple triumph in Shanghai: Proview take the fight to the US

Researching and writing all these lawsuit articles, I strongly believe that I will have a Law degree by the end of the year. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the current situation surrounding Apple, China, Proview and the iPad, but I’d just like to bring us all onto the same page: Proview (Taiwan) sold a portfolio of IPAD trademarks to a British…

China iPad Saga: Apple throws down in Shanghai

A Chinese Police Officer tries to prevent photography outside the Shanghai Court Lawsuit time guys, this is the big one. Today Apple has begun its defence of the right to use the iPad moniker in China. Cupertino is up against struggling Chinese company Proview Technology who have recently filed for bankruptcy. If Proview pulls off a legal victory here,…

Why ProView can’t win iPad name lawsuit

Several years ago, a little known company in China named ProView sold the naming rights of the above illustrated machine to Apple. There’s plenty of legal proof that the transaction took place, enough to solidify Apple’s defence at least. There are printouts of numerous emails sent between the two companies, detailing the price and the countries…

Proview to demand sanction on iPad shipments in China

Yesterday we brought you news that Apple iPads had been seized by State administration in China. The news was yet another chapter in the iPad naming fiasco which began a while back, when a Chinese company claimed that they owned the naming rights to the iPad in China. Today the story has taken another turn, this time however, the consequences could be much…

Apple iPads seized in Chinese city over naming row

According to British newspaper The Telegraph; Investigators have begun seizing iPad 2s at the request of Proview, the Chinese company who filed a complaint against Apple claiming that they owned the rights to the iPad name. It is reported that an inspection team from Shijiazhuang Xinhua District branch of State Administration for Industry and…