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 the law
by kristoph on Thu 8th Dec 2011 04:17 UTC
kristoph
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2006-01-01

The law is the law. If someone else filed a legitimate claim for the iPad name in advance of Apple then Apple either has to pay them off (which is almost certainly what they want) or rename the iPad in China to something else.

Unfortunately for Apple the next best name - XYBoard - is already taken ;-)

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RE: it's the law
by spiderman on Thu 8th Dec 2011 07:48 in reply to "it's the law"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I hope they sell the brand to Samsung instead of Apple.

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RE[2]: it's the law
by qroon on Thu 8th Dec 2011 16:52 in reply to "RE: it's the law"
qroon Member since:
2005-10-21

A Samsung Ipad in China will be a cool product. I'd ask friends in China to buy me one (even if I don't have a need for a tablet right now).

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RE: it's the law
by Laurence on Thu 8th Dec 2011 12:51 in reply to "it's the law"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

The law is the law. If someone else filed a legitimate claim for the iPad name in advance of Apple then Apple either has to pay them off (which is almost certainly what they want)

There was this case of a computer company using the same name as a record label, who strictly forbid said computer company from releasing any music-orientated products.

Funny enough, that was Apple and they released the iPod regardless.

Edited 2011-12-08 12:52 UTC

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Cisco had Iphone first didn't they?

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