FORTUNE -- "The two sides have reached an agreement after mediation. Apple Inc. has transferred $60 million to the requested account."
With those two sentences, posted in Chinese on the Weibo microblogging site by the Guangdong High People's Court, the three-year battle over Apple's (AAPL) rights to use the iPad trademark in mainland China came to an end.
It's complicated story that is perhaps best told in a timeline.
A local government's requirement adds a new twist to China's iPad trademark dispute
FORTUNE -- You have to wonder whether Proview Technology (Shenzhen) is as big a thorn in the Chinese government's side as it is in Apple's (AAPL).
As you may recall, the nearly-bankrupt electronics manufacturer succeeded in getting a court in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong to ban the sale of iPads on the strength of Proview's claim that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 16, 2012 11:21 AM ET
Fresh details of the subterfuge emerge in a U.S. lawsuit. Apple doesn't deny any of it.
Here's how Apple (AAPL) allegedly got Proview International Holdings to sell them the iPad trademark 35 days before Steve Jobs unveiled the device at a San Francisco press conference.
Apple hired a British firm called Farncombe International and its managing director, Graham Robinson, to be its secret agent.
Robinson created a British shell company called IP Application Development Limited ("IPAD MORE
Reuters confirms a Chinese paper's report that Proview has lost its case against Apple
A hail-Mary legal play to ban the sale of iPads in Shanghai -- a city of 23 million with three Apple stores -- has failed, according to a Reuters report that crossed the wires early Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, Apple (AAPL) and Shenzhen Proview traded blows in a Shanghai courtroom, Apple arguing that it bought the iPad trademark MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 23, 2012 6:43 AM ET
In a fractious four-hour hearing, both sides were admonished by the judge
The world's most valuable company and a troubled Chinese electronics manufacturer that's about to be delisted from the Hong Kong stock exchange unless it can come up with some cash squared off in a Shanghai courtroom Wednesday.
At stake: the trademark for Apple's (AAPL) iPad, the most successful new electronics gadget since, well, the iPhone.
Apple claims it bought worldwide rights MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 22, 2012 6:32 AM ET
Accuses a Chinese company of lying and threatens to sue its chairman for defamation
Following a legal setback widely trumpeted in the Chinese media but dismissed by AllThingsD's John Paczkowski as the equivalent of "a court telling your local RadioShack to stop selling iPads," Apple (AAPL) has delivered by e-mail and courier a stern letter to Rowell Yang, chairman and CEO of the bankrupt company that claims to own the Chinese MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2012 5:03 PM ET
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