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I would not be surprised if the gov't sided with the Chinese company...Anyone watch top gear? How the Chinese had made a BMW X5 knock off, and when BMW tried to sue the company, China said it did not resemble the X5?

Yes that was quite hilarious.

From what I remember, Apple used another company to buy the name who then transferred it over to Apple. Lets be honest, if Apple come knocking at the door wanting to buy a name you own, its going to be worth a whole lot more then if some random-virtually unknown company comes along and buys it. Nice way to get something you want on the cheap.
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That seems a little fishy to me. How can a corporation as big and with as many lawyers as Apple "forget" to get the rights for the name in China? Looks to me like Proview is just making stuff up and getting away with it because the Chinese government is backing them. Of course that's just speculation on my part. I'll be interested in hearing the facts.

What I got from another article.
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However, Proview Shenzhen reserved the right to use the trademark on the Chinese mainland.
    
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That seems a little fishy to me. How can a corporation as big and with as many lawyers as Apple "forget" to get the rights for the name in China? Looks to me like Proview is just making stuff up and getting away with it because the Chinese government is backing them. Of course that's just speculation on my part. I'll be interested in hearing the facts.

According to wiki China has a population of 1.33 Billion. That is 19% of the earths population. Why would it seem fishy to keep the rights to a name in your country when your country has 19% of the population and thus, a massive market to sell to. It would be smart for them to do so given the way business works there. Let a name get big out west, then use it in China and rip them off tongue.gif

But seriously, nothing fishy about it, smart I'd say.
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What I got from another article.
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However, Proview Shenzhen reserved the right to use the trademark on the Chinese mainland.
Says Proview. It still seems fishy to me. If Apple knew that, why would they risk selling the iPad there? And, why would Proview wait so long to dispute it?
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I would not be surprised if the gov't sided with the Chinese company...Anyone watch top gear? How the Chinese had made a BMW X5 knock off, and when BMW tried to sue the company, China said it did not resemble the X5?

Yea, I saw that. It's pathetic that companies in China can't come up with their own stuff so they have to clone what other companies are making. It's even more pathetic that the Chinese government backs them up.
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Says Proview. It still seems fishy to me. If Apple knew that, why would they risk selling the iPad there? And, why would Proview wait so long to dispute it?
Yea, I saw that. It's pathetic that companies in China can't come up with their own stuff so they have to clone what other companies are making. It's even more pathetic that the Chinese government backs them up.

I ready Proview is on the verge of going bankrupt.

They need $$$.
    
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I would not be surprised if the gov't sided with the Chinese company...Anyone watch top gear? How the Chinese had made a BMW X5 knock off, and when BMW tried to sue the company, China said it did not resemble the X5?

It's not unusual for governments to support companies in their country. Like when Monsanto had roundup ready soybeans contaminate other peoples organic fields, but sued them for using their seed without permission. The organic farmers ended up having to pay Monsanto.
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I'm pretty sick and tired of all these lawsuits, I gotta say.

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That is both ironic and funny.

I guess what goes around, does around comes around afterall!
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Apple's bought the rights to the iPad trademark from Proview Taipei which is the parent company of Shenzhen Proview. The latter is claiming that the parent company never had the trademark for China and that it belongs to them.

I believe they're trying to sue Apple for 1.6 billion. I don't know whether they own it or not, or whether the parent company deceived them or not, but it's pretty clear that Shenzhen is a troll, it's not like the iPad just launched in China yesterday -- why wait until now? MOAR MONIES, that's why.
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