Proview Back With New Allegations Against Apple in Court
Providing more fodder for what is quickly becoming the Silicon Valley equivalent of a daytime soap opera, Proview - the Chinese company that claims rightful ownership of the iPad moniker - is blasting Apple in court yet again.
I mean, you didn't think this saga was over yet, did you?
After a seesaw legal battle that shifts momentum in opposite directions as the wind blows, Apple remains in virtual no danger of losing the rights to sell the iPad in China. But that isn't going to stop Proview from pursuing every legal channel possible to apparently get something out of Apple.
As we understand it, today Proview revised its California lawsuit against the iPad maker to reflect the latest accusation against the Cupertino-based tech juggernaut. The new allegations state that Apple has engaged in full-blown fraud and other practices that wreak of unfair competition.
The intricacies of the new accusations are steeped in enough boring details and jargon to put a Supreme Court justice to sleep. But suffice it to say that Proview is now saying that the steps Apple took to secure the rights to use the iPad name in China were slapdash and shady.
Proview has even retained the services of a New York-based public relations firm to handle the company's public statements, the latest of which reads: "The complaint provides evidence that the December 23, 2009 agreement that Proview Taiwan entered into was fraudulently induced by the concealment and suppression of material facts by Apple's agents, and that, as a result, the 2009 agreement is void... Once the agreement is voided for fraud, the iPad trademarks in the European Union, South Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam will revert back to Proview Taiwan."
Source: Los Angeles Times