Proview Accused by Apple Of Misleading And Unfair Demands

In the never-ending legal war between the Cupertino based tech giant and the almost bankrupt Shenzhen based company, the smaller organisation is apparently going to lose.

Apple has just released a statement on the matter, accusing Proview Electronics of having a misleading and unfair attitude.

Proview still insists that it owns the iPad trademark in the mainland China, despite selling the name in 2009 to a company that later proved to be an Apple partner.

At the time, Apple paid $55,000 (£35,000) for the rights to use the iPad name worldwide.

Apple was not involved directly in the deal, but through a company registered in UK for this purpose; IP Application Development Ltd (IPADL) dealt with a Proview subsidiary based in Taiwan, which now raises a lot of questions about the initial deal.

"Proview is misleading Chinese courts and customers with claims that the iPad trademarks cannot be transferred, or that mistakes were made in handling the transaction," noted the Apple statement.

Proview Electronics has wasted no time in accusing Apple of using inaccurate information in Chinese and US courts, and also manipulating the public and the media.