Apple threatens Proview with defamation lawsuit

Apple has threatened to take legal action after attempts by Proview to block iPad sales in China

By - February 21, 2012 Share on LinkedIn
Apple logo

Proview, the Chinese company who claims it has ownership of the iPad trademark, won another small victory over the weekend.

Proview has approached the courts to intervene and the latest skirmish saw the People’s Intermediate Court in Huizhou barring local retailer Sundan from selling iPads.

This is the most recent in a string of small victories Proview have achieved against Apple in China, though Apple is preparing to fight back in a big way.

Apple insists that it purchased the iPad trademark in China from Proview years ago, and it is threatening to sue the company for defamation. Apple is also targeting Proview founder Yang Rongshan saying that he has provided misleading and false information against it.

“It is inappropriate to release information contrary to the facts to the media, especially when such disclosures have the effect of wrongfully causing damage to Apple’s reputation,” according to a letter sent by Apple to Yang.

“Making misrepresentations in the press to inflame the situation is adversely affecting the interests of the parties in seeking any resolution of the matter. On behalf of Apple, we formally reserve all rights to take further legal action against any individuals and entities for any damages that may result from defamatory statements and unlawful actions intended to wrongfully interfere with Apple’s business and business relationships,” the letter continued.

Read the full story over at: All Things D.

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us



Are you attending the MyBroadband Conference today?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Motorola smartphones relaunched in South Africa – prices, release dates

Moto Z

Lenovo has announced the launch date and price of the Moto Z in South Africa.

Exploding Galaxy Note 7 – South African recall progress

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The National Consumer Commission has convened a meeting with Samsung Electronics South Africa to assess the company’s progress with recalling of the problematic Note 7 smartphone from the South African market.

How Vodacom and MTN upped their game

Mobile Network Operators Telkom Vodacom MTN Cell C logos new

We take a look at how the major mobile networks have improved their performance compared to our previous War Drive tests.

South African taxis lose bid to declare Uber anti-competitive

Uber light city logo

The Competition Commission has struck down meter taxi drivers’ bid to declare internet app Uber as engaging in predatory pricing and anti-competitive behaviour.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter