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Apple Loses Case Over 'iPad' Trademark in China

Apple Loses Case Over 'iPad' Trademark in China

Posted December 6, 2011 at 7:32pm by iClarified · 10705 views
Apple has reportedly lost a trademark battle with a Chinese company that lawfully trademarked the 'iPad' name in 2000, reports the Financial Post.

The Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper is citing court documents that indicate a Chinese patent court in Shenzhen rejected Apple's claim that Proview Technology was infringing on its trademark.

Apple purchased the European rights to the iPad name from Proview's global parent last year for about $55,000 and filed an infringement lawsuit against the Shenzhen subsidiary six months ago, claiming the European deal also included China. While Tuesday's reported ruling suggests China's legal system does not agree, Apple officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Proview, having 400 million yuan ($64 million dollars) in debt, sued Apple in October for 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in damages due to copyright infringement.

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Apple Loses Case Over 'iPad' Trademark in China
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Someone - December 7, 2011 at 2:27am
hey apple, since when is china part of Europe?!!
Rob. - December 6, 2011 at 8:17pm
i guess apple forget to pay off the chinese judges =)
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