Apple Tables Settlement Amount for iPad Trademark

Posted May 7, 2012 at 1:26pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6897 views

Apple has tabled a settlement amount in its battle with Proview over the iPad trademark, reports Xinhuanet.

Proview hasn't agreed to the amount and won't say how much it is; however, the company believes that Apple's attitude towards the situation has changed.

"We feel that the attitude of Apple Inc. has changed. Although they expressed that they were willing to negotiate, they have never taken any action before. But now, they are having conversations with us, and we have begun to consult on the case," said Xie Xianghui in an interview with Xinhua on Sunday.

Recently, a senior official with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) said that Proview is the rightful owner of the iPad trademark

"According to the ... provisions of the China Trademark Law, currently Shenzhen Proview is the legal registrant of the iPad trademark," Fu Shuangjian, a deputy director of SAIC, was quoted as saying at a news conference in Beijing.

This may be one of the reasons Apple is considering a settlement.

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Judge Dredd - May 8, 2012 at 4:49pm
If apple did settle (which they really shouldn't seeming they have paperwork to back up their defense) Then wouldn't this open the flood gates to would be opportunists whom they've purchased Trademark names from before ?
Jim - May 7, 2012 at 7:01pm
Why not simply call it "the tablet formerly known as iPad" ?
huh=queer - May 7, 2012 at 2:17pm
Damn opportunistic kitchen sinks :@ don't settle, sue their asses back into the Mongolian era
Russell - May 7, 2012 at 6:56pm
Simple solution: for Chinese sales, call it the uSuck.
Judge Dredd - May 8, 2012 at 4:48pm
Nah I'd prefer to call it Ming Ming pad
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