As Apple unveiled its newest iPad on Wednesday, a local firm in China warned suppliers and vendors in the country to stop sales of the tablet or face legal action, in what has become a heated battle over ownership of the iPad trademark.
Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China.
Apple, which already faces uncertainty over ownership of the iPad trademark in China, has filed a complaint demanding a local Chinese luggage vendor stop using the name EPAD.
Apple's lawyers defended the company's claims to the iPad trademark in China on Wednesday during a high-stakes court hearing.
A group of Chinese writers has nearly doubled the amount of compensation it is seeking from Apple in a lawsuit that alleges Cupertino has allowed developers to sell pirated versions of their works in the App Store.
A request for a legal injunction that would have forced Apple to halt iPad sales in its Shanghai stores has been rejected, giving the U.S. tech giant a small victory in its ongoing trademark dispute in China over the iPad name.
China Telecom said on Tuesday it will begin selling the iPhone 4S on March 9, making it the second carrier in the country to officially sell Apple's popular...
Apple has threatened to take legal action against a little-known Chinese firm for inflaming an ongoing dispute over the iPad trademark.
Foxconn Technology, a supplier for Apple among other tech companies, said on Saturday it had raised wages for its assembly line workers in China by 16 to 25 percent. The move came amid increased public scrutiny over working conditions at its factories.
Apple's rumored iPad 3 has emerged as the latest target in an ongoing trademark dispute in China.
More than 30 offices across China of a commerce regulatory body are investigating Apple's sales of the iPad in the country, according to a lawyer for the little-known Chinese company that has accused Apple of trademark infringement.
China, one of the world's largest Internet markets, could be out of reach of Facebook because of the Chinese government's strict censorship policies, the company says.
Apple has appealed a Chinese court ruling from last December that rejected its ownership of the iPad trademark in the country.
Apple may be a step closer to offering its iPhone through China Telecom, after yet another Chinese regulator approved a version of the iconic smartphone built for the mobile operator's networks.
Apple should consider launching its products earlier in China, and expand its online distribution there, if it wants to avoid future displays of customer madness, say analysts.