Proview asks China customs to make the trademark-infringing iPad leave for good and never reenter

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.

source: Bloomberg

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41 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

way to go china..

14. Renew

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Yes, clearly as US economy will go down, China and Chinese companies will grow up.

35. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

and with that will come a higher living standard for chinese, with that more education, with that an understanding of politics, and voila a revolution against the republic (cough communism and corruption cough)

38. thinking

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

China and Chinese companies were up even when the US economy was up. They need not do well only when the other is not.

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

"The ipad China tried to stop"...

2. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The balls of a company to attempt to ban an innovating product such as the iPad form an entire country over a frivolous notion. Wow, what is this world coming to?

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

really? it has more evidence than apple's attempts to ban its competition. this is over actual trademark infringement that apple was contacted about years ago, not about a paper napkin drawing. what comes around, goes around.

6. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

will be a while before Apple gets a significant blow... hopefully sooner than later.

33. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Im pretty sure Fallout09 was being sarcastic.

3. Shade

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

I love that companies are finally starting to fight back against Apple. Apple feels as if they are untouchable right now, it's good to see that companies are sick of Apple's ways.

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

'krApple's ways'; it's krApple, not Apple (learn to iSpell).

5. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Remix.... You missed the sarcasm? I thought I was laying it on really thick. But seeing so many mindless “iZombies” that post here, I see how I could be confused as one. I will say that I have chosen a side and that I bleed GREEN through in through.

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol its hard to hear the sarchasm online. there are people here that actually believe that junk.

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

That's right Proview, give them [krApple] a taste of their own mediCiNe. iBan and iVanquish them, relieve us of the miSery; off with their krAppy heads.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

One more court action and if Apple loses, they are f*cked. There will be a total ban on production of iPads in the PRC. Time to start thinking about another name. ILost by any chance?

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iLike iDud better; has a disappointing climAx (or, anti-cliMactiC), much like like their technology.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

anti cl-iMac-tic :)

19. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ooooops, iTotally missed that one. Good one!! :)

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

iWonder if it will be time for Apple to start exercising the muscles to write and sign a check with nine (!) zeroes after the positive integer? Time for Apple to see if bribery will iWork. Screw the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, this is about bidness! The March 9th iPad 3 presser is starting to look doubtful.

25. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wonder how fast Foxconn can ramp up production outside of the PRC? Don't they have a plant in Brazil that makes some small volume of iPads? Time to fala Portugues....

12. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Somebody should sue de hell out of does icrap people.my iPad 2 crashes like crazy.its a total rip off.most apps crash like hell.safari is a mess,Facebook app is hell,camera is s**t...I just want to sell this piece of icrap n be free.

31. jim3000gt

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

You must have bought the Chinese Version at the K-Mart Blue light special

13. ilia1986 unregistered

China. Contributing to world freedom (finally) since 2012.

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

this will make the ipad even bigger in China.. as people will go out of their ways to get one.. the ipad will be more desirable..increasing the profits for Apple...what doesn't kill you . makes you stronger...

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

chickenhead, there are only so many kidneys that can be sold for ipads. its not like they grow on trees. lol.

20. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

LOL remix

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

people want what they can have...

23. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

what they cant have

36. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

aahh, yeah, no wonder the smarter people bought other tablets than iPad, they want something they can't have in the iPad.. don't need to ask me, you will be delusional if you ask what are the things iPad doesn't have that the competitors have.. thank you for reminding that we want what we can't have.. this still applies to rational customers, too, my friend..

29. dreammixer

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Aah your ignorance of claiming all Chinese are poor. Lots of Chinese are buying Apple products and their economy is in better shape than the US.

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