In the legal dispute involving Apple and Chinese company Proview, the biased judiciary and government have been supporting Proview’s unfair and false claims due to their perverted sense of patriotism. Apple is a lone warrior in a battle where whole system is corrupt.
Then came a ray of hope when a Chinese court allow the sales of iPad in Shanghai after seeing through Proview’s lies. Seething with anger about losing on its home turf, Proview sued Apple in a US court.
Proview alleged that it legally owned the “iPad” trademark in China despite a deal December 2009 between Proview’s Taiwanese arm and a dummy corporation set up by Apple for the purposes of acquiring the trademark. Ironically, the meeting in which Proview sold the rights of trademark was attended by representatives from Shenzen and Taiwan. In the lawsuit, filed in California in late February, Proview alleged that Apple had engaged in deception in its efforts to acquire the trademark.
The American judicial system is all about fairness and justice.
The Wall Street Journal now reports that the judge handling the case has thrown it out of court. The judge cited an apparent agreement between Apple and Proview to adjudicate their differences in Hong Kong courts, where Apple won a decision last year.
After Proview took its legal case to the U.S., Apple argued for the case to be dismissed on the grounds that the parties had agreed to settle any legal disagreements in Hong Kong.
Judge Pierce upheld that view, writing that Proview failed to provide evidence that the selection of Hong Kong was “unreasonable or unfair,” according to a copy of the order.
In response to the decision throwing out the US case, Proview’s lawyers claimed that the decision was not based on the merits of the case and that the company will appeal the decision.
The US developments come as Apple and Proview continue their litigation in China, where the two companies are engaging in court-suggested settlement talks that have reportedly seen Apple for the first time making a settlement offer. Proview’s aim is to extort more money from Apple save itself from bankruptcy. As the possibility of Proview’s victory is more in China, Apple offered a compensation to Proview.
But the two parties apparently remain far apart in their expectations for a settlement, and it is unclear whether the talks will yield any agreement.
Source: Mac Rumors