Apple has appealed against a court ruling after the U.S. electronics giant was ordered to pay 520,000 yuan (82,670 U.S. dollars) in compensation to the Encyclopedia of China Publishing House for an app that contained pirated material. The company argues that it wasn’t directly responsible for the violations, since they had no involvement in the development of the third-party apps.
Proview’s CEO and the company’s legal advisor hinted Apple’s CEO Tim Cook may had paid the $60 million out of his own pocket for settlement of the iPad trademark dispute, and pointed out the amount of compensation was very close to the $75 million dividends that Cook turned down in May.
After Apple settled the “iPad” trademark dispute with Proview, the tech giant is facing another trademark lawsuit from a Chinese household chemical company called “Jiangsu Xuebao“. This Chinese company has resigstered the trademark of the Chinese translation of “Snow Leopard” — “Xuebao (雪豹)” for electrical equipment production in 2000 (the same year that Proview registered the iPad trademark), and they claimed Apple’s Mac OS X “Snow Leopard” has violated the trademark of “Xuebao (雪豹)”.
Finally! The bitter legal dispute between electronics giant Apple and display manufacturer Proview over the rights to the iPad trademark in China could finally heading toward in a settlement after all. Read on after the break.
The crucial crackdown on intellectual property rights in China continues to make unwillingness atmosphere. Today, we heard that the knockoff Gundam maker had been penalized by the court and were forced to apologize. More info and photos after the break.
This incident is in regard a QQ user (Zhang) organized a suicide meeting and sending invitation to other users, which had one person (Fan) turned up to Zhang meeting. Consequently, Zhang didn’t die as he gave up lastly, but Fan ultimately died. Fan’s parents accused for the act of Zhang, which he met compensation. But more, the court also ruled Tencent has to carry part of the responsibility as a network service provider, finally the company faced compensation up to $55612 RMB (around $7222).
Here we have found some interesting comics which were created by the Chinese media for putting into their articles of Foxconn tragedy. These comics may act as a criticism or jokes on the suicides in Foxconn’s factory.
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