Apple and Proview are talking settlement in their dispute over the iPad trademark in China, but the two companies are far from reaching an agreement. Roger Xie, lawyer for Proview, told Bloomberg, “The Guangdong Higher People’s court is trying to mediate this, and both parties are trying to negotiate and come to a settlement. Right now, there is still a big gap between the two sides on the settlement amount.”

Proview is battling Apple over the rights to the iPad name and claims it still owns the trademark. Apple asserts it bought the trademark from a division of the Chinese company in 2009. The dispute has made its way to the Guangdong Higher People’s court after Apple appealed a lower court ruling that said Proview owned the iPad name.

Proview notes “big gap” in Apple’s settlement terms originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 08 May 2012 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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