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Proview, the tech firm which recently forced Apple to part with $60 million to use the IPAD trademark in China, is now being sued by its own law firm after failing to pay its fees for the case. Grandall Law Firm (as the firm is formally known) is after a four per cent slice of the settlement pay-out, which amounts to around $2 …


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  2. Anonymous Coward
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    the law firm should have known what kind of people they were dealing with, yet they still continued to pay for the legal battle on the promise that they would get paid if they win? That was stupid.

    I have a hard time feeling sorry for them.

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    2. Anonymous Coward
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      would one ever feel sorry for lawyers ?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        depends on the voltage

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    Apple should wait until this has died down and then chuck them another couple of million and watch them all run at it and bump heads.

  4. rahul

    Only in real life...

    ...can this kind of thing happen. Reality IS stranger than fiction... and often more hilarious.

  5. PM.

    Why not sue Apple to pay it ?

    Simple ...

  6. Anonymous Coward
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    $60m was just to pay for the food and drink at the wake.

  7. Anonymous Coward
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    Did realise just how expensive these lawyer fees are.

    This is where all the "innovation" money goes...

  8. Great Bu

    No win, no fee.......

    unfortunately they didn't read the second bit that said

    "Yes win, gigantic fee"

  9. Franklin
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    Proview acting in bad faith? Cue shock and horror. In other news, water is wet, and so on, and so on...

  10. Silverburn

    <-- This says it all.

  11. Lusty

    Not sure I understand, if the company have already gone bankrupt then why can't Apple use the brand name?

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: "why can't Apple use the brand name?"

      because the trademark live even if the owner of the trademark is dead. (or that is how I understand it).

      note, the company have gone bankrupt but it still exists, it haven't been dissolved yet.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Trademarks, if always in use, live in perpetuity.

        But they must be renewed every 10 years.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    As the old meme went

    In communist China your lawyer sues YOU

  13. Pascal Monett Silver badge
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    "[Proview] should not be bound by such terms"

    Should have thought of that before signing the contract.

  14. Gil Grissum

    Poetic justice. Proview will crash and burn soon. Now if RAMBUS will just die, that would be great.

  15. sisk

    Let me get this straight....they sued Apple and won after having already signed the trademark in question over to them, which was a fine bit of legal trickery that demonstrated a good bit of skill on the part of the legal team (and the bias of Chinese courts against American companies helped I'm sure). They then refused to pay the skillful lawyers who made it possible. That sound about right?

    Someone high up in Proview must suffer from a brain cell deficiency.

  16. Local Group
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    A perfect opportunity

    for Apple to finally hire some good lawyers with no conflict of interest

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