Monday, February 13th 2012

Chinese Authorities Start Removing Apple iPad off Shelves Following Court Ruling

Authorities and retailers have started taking Apple iPad off shelves in China, as an implementation of a court-order. Representatives of State agency Administrations of Industry and Commerce (AIC) have started confiscating inventories of the tablet from some retailers, while other retailers have voluntarily de-listed it, and taken it off shelves. The court-order is a result of a long drawn out battle between Chinese company ProView and Apple over the trademark "iPad".

Apple acquired the "iPad" brand name from ProView in 2006 by what the latter alleged as "dubious means", by floating a proxy shell company called "IP Application Development", without ProView having the slightest clue that it was dealing with Apple, which would go on use it for one of its biggest product lines. The only way Apple can get out of this mess is by working out a fresh agreement with ProView over the use of the iPad trademark, and possibly paying up to US $1.5 billion, which ProView seeks in damages. Apple is already having to pay a fine of $38 million to the Chinese regulators.

Sources: iFeng, China.com.cn, TheNextWeb, Engadget
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29 Comments on Chinese Authorities Start Removing Apple iPad off Shelves Following Court Ruling

#1
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
First you say:

Frick said:
I will kill the nearest Apple fanboy now by strangulation and sodomy by chainsaw. It serves them right. And good job Jobs died, I hope Lisa dies as well. Cancer rules.
Wishing people cancer and death is a bit sick. :slap: It's either a bad joke or you're just off your trolley. Or both.

Then you say this in the comments section:

Frick said:
So where do we do general complaining nowadays? Because this forum is full of retards when it comes to Apple. Most people just lose their shit whenever they come up, and it's getting stupid.
Were you talking about yourself, perhaps? :laugh:
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Mussels
Moderprator
MikeMurphy said:
Dubious terms? I can't believe ProView is getting away with this.
what? they made an invalid contract and breached the conditions. for example, it was never licenced in china yet they sold there.


hell IIRC one of the staff from proview actually posted on our first news thread about this with more detail a while ago.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Mussels said:
hell IIRC one of the staff from proview actually posted on our first news thread about this with more detail a while ago.
That was the director.
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IceCreamBarr
FordGT90Concept said:


Hell, they probably haven't even heard of Exxon Mobile, Shell, or all the other big oil providers because as far as they know, all the oil comes from the great Communist Party. The Chinese--they got this shit down to a science.
And you've obviously never heard of PetroChina: same revenue as Exxon with 20 times the employees. And to put your words back on you: where do American's think their oil comes from? ;) Those evil people in the middle east that American's are having a hard time exterminating.
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