proview

  • Proview Could Have Been A Contender

    Proview Could Have Been A Contender

    Reuters, usually taciturn in their coverage of technology, has written a nice tick tock about the rise and fall of trademark troll Proview in China. The company, founded around the same time the Mac Portable hit the scene, was once a display powerhouse, producing 4 percent of the CRTs sold during the early dot-com decade and 12 percent of the LCDs. Although it’s probably hard to… Read More

  • Wapple Wins Trademark Battle Over Apple

    Wapple Wins Trademark Battle Over Apple

    While Apple is busy fighting Proview over the iPad trademark in China, it has lost a different trademark battle in Europe: Wapple, the mobile web developers, have won a suit filed by Apple over its name. The suit, originally filed in 2007, claimed that Wapple was trading on Apple’s brand association and name, although Wapple had filed for a trademark on “Wapple” in 2006. Read More

  • Court Reportedly Rules Against Apple In China As The iPads Keep Rolling Out Of Foxconn

    Court Reportedly Rules Against Apple In China As The iPads Keep Rolling Out Of Foxconn

    A local court in the Guangdong province of China has apparently ruled against Apple in its ongoing case against Proview over the iPad trademark, with the decision that distributors should stop selling iPad tablets in China. The news is a step in the opposite direction from last week, when it looked like Apple was gaining the upper hand over Proview, with a court ruling in Apple’s favor… Read More

  • For All The Phones In China, Apple Actually Lost Market Share In Q4

    For All The Phones In China, Apple Actually Lost Market Share In Q4

    Apple has an undeniably huge opportunity in China, but it is still facing some big challenges. As the iPhone maker claimed the top spot as the world’s biggest smartphone vendor in the last quarter (October-December), it actually slipped in the rankings in China and is now in fifth position after ZTE. But with Apple only kicking off sales of the iPhone 4S in China this January… Read More

  • Proview Isn’t To Blame For Pulled iPads: Amazon Is Not An Authorized Reseller, Even In China

    Proview Isn’t To Blame For Pulled iPads: Amazon Is Not An Authorized Reseller, Even In China

    It’s cold comfort to folks in China who want to pick up an iPad on Amazon.cn, but some digging has led us to discover that Amazon was never an authorized iPad retailer and, as such, should have taken down all the iPads on its site long before the Proview/Apple lawsuits popped up on the tech radar. Read More

  • Apple Yanks The iPad Off Of Amazon’s Chinese Shelves, But Why?

    Apple Yanks The iPad Off Of Amazon’s Chinese Shelves, But Why?

    If for some reason you were to mosey on over to Amazon’s Chinese website and perform a search for the iPad, you know what you’d find? No iPad. Now, you might think to yourself, “Wow, Proview pulled it off,” but that’s not the case at all. In fact, an Amazon spokesperson said that the Apple was the one who requested that the iPad be taken off the site. Proview… Read More