Proview filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of the State of California in Santa Clara County on February 17th over the iPad trademark, according to the WSJ.
The lawsuit claims that Apple committed fraud when it established a company called IP Application Development to purchase the trademark on Dec. 23, 2009 for 35,000 British pounds ($55,000). Proview claims Apple acted "with oppression, fraud and/or malice."
In emails seen by The Wall Street Journal, a representative purportedly of IP Application Development told Proview that it wanted to acquire the iPad name because it was an abbreviation of its company's title, and that its future products wouldn't compete with Proview's products.
Proview is asking the court for damages, to rescinding the agreement, and to stop Apple from using term for its products.