Apple says Proview Technology, a China-based tech firm, had no ability to produce or sell its own device under the same name, reports “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/2wuKo).
“Proview has no product, no markets, no customers and no suppliers. It has nothing,” Hu Jinnan, a partner at Guangdong Shendadi law firm, which is representing Apple in the case, told the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court. “Apple has huge sales in China. Its fans line up to buy Apple products. The ban, if executed, would not only hurt Apple sales, but it would also hurt China’s national interest.”
The Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court has not said when it will issue its decision. However, Roger Xie, a partner at Grandall Legal Group representing Proview, said it should be soon, notes “Reuters.” If the ruling goes against the company, Apple can appeal.
Apple says that Proview’s founder and its lawyers have made misleading statements that could damage the U.S. tech giant’s business in China, reports
“PCWorld” (http://macte.ch/1CkXM). On Monday, Apple sent a letter to the Chinese vendor, demanding its founder Yang Rongshan cease releasing what it said was false information to the media. Apple then warned it would sue for damages caused by “defamatory statements.”
“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 the letter, which was provided to “PCWorld” by an unnamed person familiar with the matter.
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