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    China TouchPad Trademark fight:Hanvon vs HP.

    Hanvon is a e-reader device maker in China and has licensed for 10 years the TouchPad trademark in China.

    The China analysts think that HP fought twice ,raising objections to the China Trademark Office.

    The HP webOS Touch Pad will go on sale later this year as we pointed out on before post: http://forums.precentral.net/showthread.php?t=276659

    How will name out HP the TouchPad in China ?
    Will HP still fight for the TouchPad trademark in China?
    It is unkown yet.

    Full article:

    The Trademark Office under China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce has approved the application by Hanvon Technology, the largest e-book reader vendor in China, for using the trademark TouchPad for 10 years from April 28, 2011 to April 27, 2021, China-basedtech.sina.com cited China Trademark Website as indicating.

    However, a certain company raised objection twice on March 31 and May 3, 2011, with local analysts saying it was probably Hewlett-Packard -(HP), the report said.

    HP unveiled HP TouchPad, its WebOS tablet PC, in San Francisco in February 2011 and plans to launch the model in China market later this year, the source indicated. HP has applied for using the trademarks HP TouchPad and TouchPad HP in China, with the application being screened.

    Source: China market: Hanvon licensed to use TouchPad trademark for 10 years
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    China is the type of place where, if you can't win by playing by the rules, then change the rules. HP had announced the TouchPad before the trademark was granted to another company, which seems quite suspicious. I would not at all be surprised if a competitor was the motivator for Hanvon's trademark monkey wrench. BlackBerry, perhaps?
    Touchscreens are a fad.
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    China is also the home of the KIRF equipment makers. It could easily be one of those companies trying to lock up that name so they can come out with a rip-off product but legally call it the TouchPad to sell more of the stolen tech. China is the wild-west of the tech industry.
    Last edited by HelloNNNewman; 05/18/2011 at 11:16 AM.
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    Well, the Apple has the same problem here; in Brazil, and the "IPad" name...

    In the end, was released because the products was not the same, but... trademark in China? The biggest "Piracy's Home" Can not be serious... :P


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    Destroy them for lacking any last bit of respect for copyright.
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    As you said China products, nothing to do with an original HP webOS TouchPad.

    This picture is showing the kind of Hanvon Pads . The customers know the real differences.

    http://img1.imagehousing.com/97/19d5...181529d3e0.jpg

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    Just received this message from the China Trademark Office:

    "Trademark office has granted the company a patent for launch its products in the market, it covers the technology and processes used to source and combine public probate records and decedent data. It is safe you should give them true informations about your products and business. Thanks a lot. "

    I think they are refering to the Hanvon TouchPad. ?
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    China is the largest country for IP violations, piracy, and trademark infringements in the world for they want to play by their own rules and only work with others' rules as long as it does not hit the bottom line. No shocker since most companies send their mass production of their tech there. It would be a shocker for a western company to take their copyright laws seriously while they are breaking ours.

    This is more of a political issue than a corporate issue. Until the US and China govts get together on this issue, stuff like this will be common and never taken serious.
    Try diplomacy first. You can always conquer them later...

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    Talk about "Trademark" in China is a Joke... But I didn't understand.

    "Received a message"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnp View Post
    Talk about "Trademark" in China is a Joke... But I didn't understand.

    "Received a message"?


    Best Regards...
    Yes , they posted a comment on my blog. Sorry, I canīt link to it. P/C forums rules.
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    In socialist China, Kirf company sues YOU for copyright infringement

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