An exclusive report from Reuters today addressing the seeking of an import and export ban for iPads in China by Chinese firm Proview which was reported on yesterday says that the firm has found out that Chinese customs officials are unlikely to get involved in the trademark battle in any sort of official capacity. Proview told Reuters that it has learned that the size of the market and the popularity of the iPad would make the ban difficult to impose, to put it mildly!
I’m guessing this is probably the last we’ll see of this story.“The customs have told us that it will be difficult to implement a ban because many Chinese consumers love Apple products. The sheer size of the market is very big," Yang Long-san, chief of Proview Technology, told Reuters.
"We have applied to some local customs for the ban and they'll report to the headquarters in Beijing."
Source: Exclusive - Proview says any ban of iPad exports hard to impose - Yahoo! Singapore Finance