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If you've even casually followed the strange saga of Proview, the company who claimed to own the iPad trademark in China, you may see them as a fly-by-night. After reading this, you might think they're a bunch of deadbeats, too.
Engadget is reporting that Proview has failed to cough up fees to the attorneys who helped the near-bankrupt tech company win a $60 million settlement from Apple over the the trademark to the iPad name in China.
It seems the Grandall Law Firm, who covered Proview's legal fees in return for a four percent share of the settlement, is none too happy about being stiffed on its share of the $60 million payout -- so they're taking Proview to court in an effort to collect on the $2.4 million owed to them.
However, Proview founder Yang Rongshan says it's much ado about nothing, telling Sina Tech that the complaint is "nonsense," claiming the company, which has been knocking at death's door throughout the entire trademark spat with Apple, "isn't under normal operation right now."
Although Yang claims his company won't "pass the buck," it seems the matter may be settled in the same place where the iPad trademark was: the courtroom.
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