Proview Technology, a China-based tech firm trying to stop Apple from using the iPad name in Proview’s home base, has launched an attack on Apple in the U.S. filing a lawsuit in California that accuses it of employing deception when it bought the trademark.

“A unit of Proview International Holdings Ltd, a major computer monitor maker that fell on hard times during the global financial crisis, is already suing Apple in multiple Chinese jurisdictions and requesting that sales of iPads be suspended across the country,” notes “Reuters” (

Last week, Proview filed a lawsuit in Santa Clara County that brings their legal dispute to Silicon Valley. The legal brouhaha has now gone international.

Apple has threatened to take legal action against the Chinese tech firm known as Provide Techonlogy for inflaming an ongoing dispute over the iPad trademark. Apple says that the company’s founder and its lawyers have made misleading statements that could damage the U.S. tech giant’s business in China, reports “PCWorld” (

On Monday, Apple sent a letter to Chinese display vendor Proview, 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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