7488229660 23dd0732d6 o Apple faces Snow Leopard trademark lawsuit in China

Apple is facing yet another lawsuit over trademarks in China, and this time it deals with their Snow Leopard OS.

7488229660 23dd0732d6 o Apple faces Snow Leopard trademark lawsuit in China

Apple is facing yet another lawsuit over trademarks in China, and this time it deals with their Snow Leopard OS. 

The recent Chinese court decision to award Proview Technology $60 million in its dispute with Apple over the “iPad” trademark may be considered as extortion to an extent, but no one really knows what went on behind the scene three years ago. 

Move forward a few days, and a Chinese household chemical company by the name of Jiangsu Xuebao is suing Apple for infringing on their “Snow Leopard” trademark.  The Chinese translation for “Xuebao” is Snow Leopard, hence, they are claiming that Apple is infringing their trademark based on the translation.

The case against Apple this case may not be as strong as Proview’s case since the chemical company registered “Xuebao” and not the English translation.  In the end, however, it all depends on how the Chinese court decides to rule this matter. 

Jiangsu Xuebao is demanding an $80,645 compensation as well as an apology, and a court hearing has already been scheduled for June 10.  Apple can settle this matter with money demanded and apologize, but if that Apple does that it may be perceived as a crack in the Cupertino-tech giant’s armor. 

Whichever method Apple decides to go about the Snow Leopard trademark dispute, it’s almost a guarantee that other companies, individuals, and/or organizations are currently looking into to how Apple has violated their trademarks. 

Source: micgadget.com