Will the iPad in China no longer be called iPad? Will China prohibit the export of an Apple product labeled iPad?
I don’t usually follow China intellectual property issues closely, but here is Apple/Proview fight has intrinsic interest. And, for me, beyond the merits, I want to know if this a case of:
- Apple’s lawyers screwing up in the attempt to purchase the iPad trademark from Proview
- China’s opaque legal system working in mysterious ways, or
- A bit of both
But, the more I immersed myself in the mainstream media to find answers, the more confused I became. So, I turned, as I routinely do on all China legal matters, to China Hearsay and the China Law Blog.
And, Stan Abrams and Dan Harris, the authors of the respective blogs once again met my expectations. For the best exposition of the facts and analyses of the law–far better than any other sources I have reviewed–hit the blogs linked above, and then follow the trail of related articles.