Goophone, "Pirate" manufacturer of phones, patents iPhone 5 design in China

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Risco, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Risco macrumors 68000

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  2. lazard macrumors 65816

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    Apple's not gonna bother suing them...their chance of winning in a Chinese court = 0%.
     
  3. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    GooPhone has threatened to sue Apple though that is the problem haha.
     
  4. lazard macrumors 65816

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    and they would probably win, forcing Apple to settle.
     
  5. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    China does not enforce intellectual property laws at all. Neither side would win a lawsuit resulting from this TBH. In fact I doubt Goophone will even bother, it's just a bluff to get free advertising.
     
  6. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    tell that to apple after paying 60 million for the ipad name in China.
     
  7. lazard macrumors 65816

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    and expect a similar outcome for the snow leopard lawsuit...although the Chinese chemical company is only asking for a more modest 80,000 and a public apology.
     
  8. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    China isn't known for it's protection of IP so this might fly on some level.
     
  9. lazard macrumors 65816

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    except for the fact that Apple already coughed up $60M when Proview sued over the rights to the name iPad.
     

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