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Proview accuses Apple of fraud, unfair competition

Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post
February 28, 2012
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Proview, the Chinese company that is suing Apple to stop sales of the iPad in China, has updated its case against the Cupertino, Calif.-based company in the United States, amending its lawsuit to directly accuse the electronics giant of fraud and unfair competition.
 
According to Proview, Apple misrepresented itself in seeking to secure the “iPad” trademark, buying the trademark from Proview in 2009 through a company Apple created called IP Application Development Ltd., or IPAD.
 
According to the filing, Apple bought Proview’s trademarks for the European Union, China, South Korea, Mexico, Sinagpore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam as part of the agreement. Proview claims that the deal is invalid, saying that Apple misrepresented itself and its intentions for the trademark.
 
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