In the ongoing lawsuit between Apple and Proview over the iPad trademark, it looks like Apple might have had enough and could be looking to slap Proview with a defamation lawsuit. This is reportedly over allegedly false and misleading statements that Proview released to the press which could ultimately lead to Apple suing the bankrupt Chinese company.
According to the letter that Apple purportedly sent to Proview’s found, Yang Rongshan, the Cupertino company is alleging that Proview is not only honoring the trademark agreement, but is also releasing information to the press that basically paints Apple in a bad light. This includes details such as how Apple had “mistakenly” transacted with Proview’s subsidiary, how how Proview Shenzhen had no knowledge of the trademark transfer and that it had nothing to do with them, and also how the iPad trademarks in China “were not included in the package of trademarks under consideration” in the sale.
For those unfamiliar with the ongoing legal battle, Proview is claiming that Apple did not legally obtain the rights to the iPad trademark in China, despite Apple claiming that they did buy it for a price of £35,000 through one of their shell companies. The case (not the defamation lawsuit) is expected to be heard in a Shanghai court tomorrow, but if you’d like to take a read at the full letter Apple sent to Proview, the link can be found here.