Apple may want to file suit against Proview for defamation, says one report.
Apple and Proview have been going at it for the past few months. This is because Proview has been working hard to ensure that iPads are not sold in mainland China. Why? Because they claim the iPad trademark in the region.
We heard a bit about it in the past, and Apple even voluntarily pulled the iPad from some online retailers. As reported, the effects of the lawsuit Proview has filed against Apple are unclear. However, it seems that they want as much as $2 billion for the trademark rights. It’s likely how the reportedly struggling Proview wants to survive.
However, the latest report, coming from IDG News says that Apple sent a letter to Proview threatening legal action for defamation. Here’s what a portion of the report says:
On Monday, Apple sent a letter to Chinese display vendor Proview, demanding its founder Yang Rongshan cease releasing what it said was false information to the media. Apple then warned it would sue for damages caused by “defamatory statements.”
“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,” said the letter, which was provided by a person familiar with the matter.