“Apple Inc. has lost a trademark dispute in China, where it had accused Proview Technology (Shenzhen) of infringing on its iPad trademark,” NewsCore reports.
“Proview’s Taiwan based unit had sold the ‘global trademark’ to a U.K.-based company called IP Application Development for £35,000 ($55,104) in 2006… That company then transferred the trademark to Apple,” NewsCore reports. “But Proview Technology (Shenzhen) says the trademark for China’s mainland market was not included in that agreement because the company’s Taiwan unit did not own it at the time.”
NewsCore reports, “The court agreed, ruling that the Shenzhen-based company holds the rights to the iPad trademark in the Chinese market, the Daily reported.”
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