Proview asks China customs to make the trademark-infringing iPad leave for good and never reenter
And today's edition of the Proview-Apple saga is that the Chinese company has asked its own customs administration to ban all the import and export of the iPad across Greater China.
Following on the seizures of iPads from retail stores that started last week, Proview now wants the trademark-infringing Apple slate leave the country for good and never reenter.
We don't know yet whether the request will be granted, but the court ruled in Proview's favor once already, and the ongoing appeal that Apple has filed will apparently take time. Proview is being proactive in the meantime, but taking on the almighty Apple might be a tough nut to crack.
The whole drama will likely result in some kind of settlement, unless the appeal falls into the hands of overly patriotic judges, or someone decides to set an example. The Chinese market is booming for Apple and is too lucrative to allow such dingy issues to stop it from selling the iPad in the country.