Chinese company claims Apple violating iPad trademark

“A company based in Shenzhen, China is accusing Apple of copyright infringement, writes Agence France-Presse,” MacNN reports.

“Proview Technology is reported to have registered an “iPad” trademark as far back as January 2000; more importantly, the firm is believed to still hold rights to the product name inside of China,” MacNN reports. “Apple only launched its own iPad in the country on September 17th, several months after an American introduction.”

MacNN reports, “Yang Rongshan, the chairman of Proview’s parent company, is reportedly calling the Apple iPad launch illegal and ‘arrogant.'”

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50 Comments

  1. Is this an actual “whoopsie” or a case of legalized entrapment? Put another way, do they – or DID they – market a product named “iPad”? Or did they just start grabbing anything available. I’d guess the latter, given how long it took them to figure out their toes had been stepped on and complain.
    If they DO have a product, Apple has some ‘splainin to do.

  2. Is this an actual “whoopsie” or a case of legalized entrapment? Put another way, do they – or DID they – market a product named “iPad”? Or did they just start grabbing anything available. I’d guess the latter, given how long it took them to figure out their toes had been stepped on and complain.
    If they DO have a product, Apple has some ‘splainin to do.

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