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Only the lawyers are happy

Stefan Hammond | May 22, 2012
According to Macworld UK, Shenzhen-based Proview has rejected a RMB100 million (US$16m) iPad trademark offer from Apple. The Chinese firm owns the rights to the name, having won a legal decision in a PRC court.

Alas, I don't have any solutions. What happened at Apple's legal department--do they need a better map and more China/Taiwan legal experts? When disruptive products like the iPad create wheelbarrows of cash, lawyers circle in expectation. Perhaps one of the corollaries of Moore's Law is that the world of IT will increasingly look more like the world of business-as-usual.


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