Yesterday, the latest to come on the Apple–Proview turf over the ‘iPad trademark’ issue in China, a court in Huizhou in southern China district found that sales of the device from local retailers and distributors violating the trademark rights of Proview – Apple in context to that has issued a letter to Proview, in which it threatens a suit for “defamation” – as the company has reportedly made public statements about the case in the interim, reports AllThingsD.
“It is inappropriate to release information contrary to the facts to the media, especially when such disclosures have the effect of wrongfully causing damage to Apple’s reputation,” said a letter to Yang. “Making misrepresentations in the press to inflame the situation is adversely affecting the interestings of the parties in seeking any resolution of the matter. On behalf of Apple, we formally reserve all rights to take further legal action against any individuatls and tentities fort any damages that may result from defamoatory statements and unlawful actions intended to wrongfully interfere with Apple’s business and business relationships.”
The issue isn’t clear from any of the angle yet, but however, a report revealed by AllThingsD showed some compelling evidence that Apple has allegedly purchased the rights to use the “iPad” trademark in China – an earlier court decision allowed the rights to Proview, but Apple is appealing against it – the letter is in simple words ‘sue you’ letter from Apple.