Apple Calls Proview Stance “Misleading”

Apple Inc. elaborated on its claim to the iPad trademark in China on Tuesday, saying that the computer maker’s opponent in a court battle is “misleading Chinese courts and customers.”

Apple spokeswoman Carolyn Wu said Proview International Holding Ltd. and its subsidiaries tricked Apple into signing a 2009 agreement in such a way that opens ownership of the Chinese trademarks to questions. She said Proview, which is based in Hong Kong, now is trying unfairly to extract more money for the same transaction.

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