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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...
02-27-2012, 02:33 PM #1
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
02-27-2012, 03:17 PM #2
Give it up Proview, you're just in it for the money, you could care less about the name...
02-27-2012, 03:32 PM #3
Japs just never quit.
P.S. I realize their Chinese. Humor me.
02-27-2012, 03:58 PM #4
Proview will win in China but loose in the US.
02-27-2012, 04:15 PM #5
02-27-2012, 04:19 PM #6
Apple sucks. Rooting for Proview.
02-27-2012, 05:09 PM #7
02-27-2012, 05:10 PM #8
02-27-2012, 05:47 PM #9
No worries, they filled out their papers in Legal Size document with sharp corners
Last edited by unison999; 02-27-2012 at 05:50 PM.
02-27-2012, 06:49 PM #10
That would be "they are" or "they're".
02-27-2012, 06:56 PM #11
The old guy probably said hey I've been going thru these old documents and that was apple that bought the iPad name from us, eew they have billions, them dirty rotten man we could of made a hell of a lot more then that. They committed fraud cause we could of got more money if we would of known it was apple! Well guess what proview GO XXXX YOURSELF apple had a legal company buy the name from u! Do u think if apple went out trying to buy the iPad name in their name 1. They would get screwed 2. People would be tipped off on a new product! The only fraud here is proview trying to screw apple out of billions! Ah guess what no chance!
02-27-2012, 10:45 PM #12
Now that would depend if there is a no-competitive clause they put into the contract for the sale of ipad, if they did Apple deserve to get screwed by Proview. The fact Apple made up the name "ip application development" is an obvious attempt to mislead Proview, and by not disclosing what the name was for Apple can also lose the case due to false pretenses.
Just like you got a neighbor who has Micky Mantle baseball card in mint condition worth $2500+, because you know he does not know the value you made an offer of $1 for the card and he sold it to you. In many states around the country, the guy is entitled to get the card back.
02-28-2012, 12:12 AM #13
02-28-2012, 12:18 AM #14
I don't think it was so much an attempt to fool Proview as it was an attempt to keep their product line a secret. You know how Apple is. And if Proview isn't holding up their end of the bargain then Apple will have paid them for nothing. If they want the rights to the name back, then they should pay back all the money they got from Apple to obtain it. They received that money to give up the name, and that's exactly what happened. I don't see how it even matters WHO it was. It's been paid for.
Last edited by TheDirtyDiddler; 02-28-2012 at 12:22 AM.
02-28-2012, 10:01 AM #15
Isnt everyone just in it for the money? I sure as hell dont go to work because its fun.
02-28-2012, 10:14 AM #16
02-28-2012, 02:29 PM #17
It is Apple's own fault for being so secretive, and lied to get the name. They could have said they are making an updated version of "Newton" which iPad essentially is, Apple to remove that none-competitive clause on the contract and Proview would most likely be ok with.
Too bad when they were negotiating this deal Apple do not have billions on hand to throw around, now that Apple do have the billions and if I were Proview and able to get the name back I would only lease it to Apple instead of selling it.