Proview keeps the pressure up, sues Apple in the US

Proview keeps the pressure up, sues Apple in the US
With a back and forth battle going on in China, Proview has decided to file suit against Apple in the US over the latter's use of the iPad name.  As a quick recap, Proview trademarked the iPad name in 2000, but their Taiwanese affiliate sold the rights to Apple in 2010.  Proview is claiming that this deal was good only in Taiwan, and so far Chinese courts have largely sided with Proview on the matter, though not entirely.  Struggling to stay afloat and feeling they are in the right, Proview has now filed suit in the Superior Court in California.  The move is curious, as we're not sure if a Chinese trademark holds any ground in the US, but nevertheless Proview is likely looking for a large settlement as they continue to pressure Apple.

Source: eWeek

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9 Comments

1. Stuticus

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

QUICK, Someone patent the name iTab

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I doubt that Proview really knows what it is doing if it thinks it is going to benefit from filing suit in CA Superior court. Maybe claim the original purchase by Apple was fraudulent? If so, that is a big lift for Proview. Enforce a judgement from a China court? They seem to be having better luck in China. Shut down Apple's market in China would seem to be a more immediately productive avenue for Proview.

3. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

anything for some cash

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I haven't seen their lawsuit, but based on the articles (which don't provide much info), all I see is Proview spending money that they don't have a bunch of. Apple has more than enough cash to play with Proview and string them along all the while running up their legal bills. A sales ban causes immediate pain to Apple and IMO, is the only way to get them to take Proview seriously.

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Proview suing Apple in the U.S?! In the U.S? You're done Proview...

6. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Go proview you can do it

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if proview even wins partially in the US, they will have apple backed into a corner. Can you imagine the headlines if a chinese company wins against apple in america? Even if the ban is for 1 day? lol. Peeps would go ape-poop. :)

8. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Well if an American patent can hold water in Germany than a Taiwanese copyright should be able to hold water in America

9. stealthd unregistered

Right, except an American patent DOESN'T hold water in Germany, and this has nothing to do with copyright.

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