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Apple loses iPad trademark case in China
The Financial Times ^
| December 7, 2011
| By Kathrin Hille
Posted on 12/07/2011 5:08:50 PM PST by DaveTesla
Apple could face disruption to its iPad sales in China after a court rejected its claim to own the iPad trademark in the country and a rival sought to halt sales of the tablet device in two Chinese cities.
The developments are the latest in a long-running dispute between Apple and Proview Technology (Shenzhen), a struggling Taiwanese-owned company that registered trademarks for the name IPAD in many countries long before Apple conceived its smash hit tablet computer.
Huizhou Intermediate Peoples Court has scheduled a hearing in the other for January 7.
We are starting with these two cities, and if we are successful in getting iPad sales stopped, we will consider going after Apple resellers elsewhere in China,
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: consequences; copyrightthis; globalism; good
That's it America...
Keep shipping your jobs, technology and your manufacturing to China.
posted on 12/07/2011 5:08:54 PM PST
posted on 12/07/2011 5:19:03 PM PST
I kinda like it.
What a profound irony. The rule of law trumps the "big dog" theory of capitalism, perhaps its greatest weakness : that the big dog always wins, right or wrong.
I'm sure that Apple had bullied dozens of minor and major competitors over the years.
Wasn't there an Apricot computer at one time?
posted on 12/07/2011 6:54:13 PM PST
(My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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