“A Shanghai court has rejected a request by a Chinese technology firm [Proview Technology] to stop Apple Inc selling its iPad tablet computers in the city, a source said, part of a wider battle for Apple over the trademark in China,” Samuel Shen and Jason Subler report for Reuters.
“The Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court ruled in Apple’s favour after a hearing on Wednesday, the source with direct knowledge of the ruling said, confirming a report by the website of local official newspaper Xinmin Evening News,” Shen and Subler report. “However, it was still not clear whether a separate effort by Proview to seek compensation in the Shanghai court from Apple for alleged trademark infringement would be successful.”
Shen and Subler report, “Apple is also appealing a decision from December by a Shenzhen court, which ruled in Proview’s favour. A higher court hearing for the appeal is set for Feb. 29 in China’s southern province of Guangdong.”