Proview International Holdings Ltd is a major computer monitor maker in China. They have recently brought a case against Apple in Chinese courts claiming infringement on the trademark “ipad”. The Chinese courts ruled against Proview in regards to suspending sales in mainland china of Apple’s iPad devices.
It has now brought the case to California with a view to stop sales of the iPAD in USA.
“Proview accuses Apple of creating a special purpose entity — IP Application Development Ltd, or IPAD — to buy the iPad name from it, concealing Apple’s role in the matter.
In its filing, Proview alleged lawyers for IPAD repeatedly said it would not be competing with the Chinese firm, and refused to say why they needed the trademark.
Those representations were made “with the intent to defraud and induce the plaintiffs to enter into the agreement,” Proview said in the filing dated February 17, requesting an unspecified amount of damages.”