This has already been to court. Apple lost.
They bought all the worldwide rights that one company owned. But that company did not own the rights to China.
The Chinese trademark was registered to a different company. The one that Apple bought from did not own the Chinese rights. Apple did not buy the Chinese rights to the name.
This all seems pretty cut and dried to me. Too bad for Apple. Their due diligence team F'ed up.
Really? Have you seen the agreements that they signed?
Apple says that they purchased the rights from the parent company - which would make them the clear owners.
Proview is not denying that. Rather, they are claiming that since the PRC subsidiary was not at the bargaining table that the deal isn't valid. That is not a reasonable argument.
So where's your evidence that both Apple and Proview are wrong?
Proview won the first round in a local court. That is not uncommon in China. Appeals courts are much more conversant with the law and things get straightened out on appeal all the time.
It appears to be a clear case of seller's remorse. They sold the rights to a company called IPAD and were happy with the deal until they found out that IPAD was a front for Apple. Then, they regretted the decision. Too bad.