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. …
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.
would one ever feel sorry for lawyers ?
depends on the voltage
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.
Only in real life...
...can this kind of thing happen. Reality IS stranger than fiction... and often more hilarious.
Why not sue Apple to pay it ?
$60m was just to pay for the food and drink at the wake.
Did realise just how expensive these lawyer fees are.
This is where all the "innovation" money goes...
No win, no fee.......
unfortunately they didn't read the second bit that said
"Yes win, gigantic fee"
Proview acting in bad faith? Cue shock and horror. In other news, water is wet, and so on, and so on...
<-- This says it all.
Not sure I understand, if the company have already gone bankrupt then why can't Apple use the brand name?
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.
Re: Trademarks, if always in use, live in perpetuity.
But they must be renewed every 10 years.
As the old meme went
In communist China your lawyer sues YOU
"[Proview] should not be bound by such terms"
Should have thought of that before signing the contract.
Poetic justice. Proview will crash and burn soon. Now if RAMBUS will just die, that would be great.
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.
A perfect opportunity
for Apple to finally hire some good lawyers with no conflict of interest