Tuesday, February 14th 2012

ProView Going For The Kill: Seeks Export Ban on Apple iPad Till Row Resolved

After a significant victory in a long drawn out trademark dispute with Apple over the name "iPad", in which Chinese courts ruled in favor of ProView, followed by Chinese authorities beginning implementing the order by pulling iPad off shelves in stores, ProView is going for the kill, and seeking an export ban on Apple iPad till the Cupertino company reaches a fresh agreement with it over use of the trademark "iPad", and pays the $1.5 billion it sought in damages. Apple manufactures iPad through foundry partners such as Foxconn, which are located in China. An export-ban would kill supply of iPad worldwide, as China is the only country in which it is manufactured.


Source: The Verge
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37 Comments on ProView Going For The Kill: Seeks Export Ban on Apple iPad Till Row Resolved

#1
magibeg
Now I'm not a fan of Apple.... but I feel like this is getting pretty retarded.
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#2
TheMailMan78
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by: magibeg
Now I'm not a fan of Apple.... but I feel like this is getting pretty retarded.
Its just government extortion. Like what the EU did to Intel. Maybe this will teach Apple that building products in a communist nation isn't the smartest or cheapest move.
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#3
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
This would be hilarious, and serves Apple right. If they would have just settled with ProView, whose trademark they infringed on, this would be over with already with no sales lost.
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#4
EnergyFX
So Apple... how is that bottom line calculation for overseas manufacturing looking now?

Start looking for the label "Pwned in China"
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#5
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Sounds like poetic justice lol.

However, it also shows up the blatant hypocrisy going on in China: car manufacturers such as BMW, Ford etc are having their designs blatantly copied, yet when they sue these Chinese manufacturers, they get laughed out of court.

However, the minute an American company does a similar tactic (dodgy shell company to hide Apple from ProView) they get stomped on hard. Oh well, it's nice to see the big boys get crapped on for once, instead of it always being the little guy. And this is Apple we're talking about, who's business practices I don't care for, so I feel no sympathy for them over this.
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#6
mtosev
haha apple IN YOUR FACE!
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#7
NdMk2o1o
by: magibeg
Now I'm not a fan of Apple.... but I feel like this is getting pretty retarded.
by: TheMailMan78
Its just government extortion. Like what the EU did to Intel. Maybe this will teach Apple that building products in a communist nation isn't the smartest or cheapest move.
Erm, it's no different or more retarded than Apple suing Samsungall in sundry for using their so-called trademarks and names, well done to ProView I say.
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#8
dariok
by: qubit
Sounds like poetic justice lol.

However, it also shows up the blatant hypocrisy going on in China: car manufacturers such as BMW, Ford etc are having their designs blatantly copied, yet when they sue these Chinese manufacturers, they get laughed out of court.

However, the minute an American company does a similar tactic (dodgy shell company to hide Apple from ProView) they get stomped on hard. Oh well, it's nice to see the big boys get crapped on for once, instead of it always being the little guy. And this is Apple we're talking about, who's business practices I don't care for, so I feel no sympathy for them over this.
Regarding the car industry, that is very untrue! Those "Chinese copies" are actually joint ventures from the original producers, big producers like Volkswagen, General Motors, Honda, etc hold roughly 60% of Chinese car production.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: qubit
Sounds like poetic justice lol.

However, it also shows up the blatant hypocrisy going on in China: car manufacturers such as BMW, Ford etc are having their designs blatantly copied, yet when they sue these Chinese manufacturers, they get laughed out of court.

However, the minute an American company does a similar tactic (dodgy shell company to hide Apple from ProView) they get stomped on hard. Oh well, it's nice to see the big boys get crapped on for once, instead of it always being the little guy. And this is Apple we're talking about, who's business practices I don't care for, so I feel no sympathy for them over this.
Thier business practices are no different then anyone else's. The only reason they even make the news like this is because of thier popularity.

Think of it this way.......

Drunks are a dime a dozen. But when Amy Whinehouse is drunk on stage everyone talks about it. Same thing. Like the whole Foxconn issue. Do you think Apple is the only company Foxconn produces things for? Yet Apple is spun in the news as being the only villain. Please, its spin in the news thats causing people to become sheeple.
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#10
DRDNA
Good that's what Apple gets for sending all that production over to China! Now apple really doesn't have a leg to stand on. They received exactly what they deserve for sending the production to a dog that bites the hand that feeds them. I wonder how long before China does it to the USA government on a level like this.
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#11
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: DRDNA
I wonder how long before China does it to the USA government on a level like this.
Oh man I hope they do it soon. That would be awesome! :laugh:
On a side note Apple will be making some moves now to cut thier losses. China just may have lost a lot of business.

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#12
faramir
by: magibeg
Now I'm not a fan of Apple.... but I feel like this is getting pretty retarded.
Yes, Apple is pretty retarded. I bet they are goin gto love a healthy dose of their own litigation medicine ...
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#13
DRDNA
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Well if nothing else maybe Apple will rethink about bringing that production back to the states...:D
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#14
ERazer
i feel bad for apple.... NOT!
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#15
Zubasa
by: DRDNA
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Well if nothing else maybe Apple will rethink about bringing that production back to the states...:D
Don't worry there are many south-east Asian states etc they can go to before they resort to production in the Yankee empire :laugh:
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#16
Tom-Helge
Haha, i'm laughing my ass of @ Apple now.

I hope this teaches Apple to step down their useless suing over everybody, because Apple is not any better them self when it's about this kind of stuffs.

I really gonna need a big ass truck full of popcorn now, because this is going to be extremely funny to see Apple go BAWWWWWWWWWW.
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#17
RejZoR
by: btarunr
After a significant victory in a long drawn out trademark dispute with Apple over the name "iPad", in which Chinese courts ruled in favor of ProView, followed by Chinese authorities beginning implementing the order by pulling iPad off shelves in stores, ProView is going for the kill, and seeking an export ban on Apple iPad till the Cupertino company reaches a fresh agreement with it over use of the trademark "iPad", and pays the $1.5 billion it sought in damages. Apple manufactures iPad through foundry partners such as Foxconn, which are located in China. An export-ban would kill supply of iPad worldwide, as China is the only country in which it is manufactured.

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/11-12-07/28a_thm.jpg

Source: The Verge
This is the reason why making everything in china is not a good idea. If you fuck it up lile this, they can cut your entire supply. If they made them in USA, it wouldn't make any difference. But that wouldn't bring them insane mergins like they get them from cheap chinese manufactures...
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#18
assaulter_99
Well well, hows the taste of your own medicine Apple? Suing countless companies by patent trolling, now you get the banstick!
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#19
heky
Apple can go bankrupt for all i care. We dont need such a retarded company anyway. They are only hindering the technological development becouse of their copyright/patent lawsuits. Serves them right!
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#20
RejZoR
Apple has some bright ideas here and there but the other 95% of it is just patent trolling and bragging about inventing things others made decades ago. As far as i'm concerned as well, Apple can go bust.
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#21
reverze
bye bye apple, the world will be a better place without you.
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#22
yogurt_21
by: reverze
bye bye apple, the world will be a better place without you.
yes because where the ipad is made affects the survivability of the company:wtf:
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#23
m1dg3t
Ba da ba ba ba, i'm lovin' it! :D

I doubt Apple will run from China, they'll pay the fine and after a healthy dose of pissin' n' moanin' it'll be business as usual. Where else can they get skilled tech's to fab their product's for $0.10/day :confused:
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#24
Shihabyooo
Too much iHate going around..
An export-ban would kill supply of iPad worldwide, as China is the only country in which it is manufactured.
:rolleyes:
And they say the US rules the globe.
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#25
Super XP
Good job Apple :slap:
Now pay up or ship out.
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