Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Dec 2011 22:41 UTC
Apple "Apple could face disruption to its iPad sales in China after a court rejected its claim to own the iPad trademark in the country and a rival sought to halt sales of the tablet device in two Chinese cities. The developments are the latest in a long-running dispute between Apple and Proview Technology (Shenzhen), a struggling Taiwanese-owned company that registered trademarks for the name IPAD in many countries long before Apple conceived its smash hit tablet computer." Apple is clearly copying from this innovative Chinese company. If Apple fanatics are actually consistent (*), they would condemn Apple for this clear case of theft.
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It's not THAT easy
by B. Janssen on Thu 8th Dec 2011 07:25 UTC
B. Janssen
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From TFA, Apple purchased the "global trademark" of "IPAD" from Proview Electronics in 2006 but apparently the TM-holder in China is Proview Technology, another daughter of Proview International. The dispute is about whether the "global trademark" covers the Chinese TM, too, or not.

I can't express my opinion of Apple and people giving Apple money in a friendly manner, so I'll refrain, but this is not looking like some kind of strong-arm tactic or willful neglect on the side of Apple.

Edited 2011-12-08 07:26 UTC

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