Apple appeals rejection of iPad trademark in China

“Apple has appealed a Chinese court ruling last December that rejected its ownership of the iPad trademark in the country, and could expose the company to trademark infringement lawsuits from a local company,” Michael Kan reports for IDG News Service.

“Apple had originally filed a lawsuit against Proview to assert its control of the trademark,” Kan reports. “But in December, the Shenzhen Municipal Intermediate People’s Court announced it had rejected Apple’s claim.”

Kan reports, “In its lawsuit, Apple claimed that a Proview subsidiary in Taiwan had sold the iPad trademark rights to a U.K.-based company called ‘IP Applications.’ The trademark rights were then sold to Apple in 2010.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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