Wednesday December 07, 2011

Chinese Courts Reject Apple Lawsuit Over iPad Name

It is hard to protect the iPad trademark in China...especially considering the fact a Chinese company trademarked the iPad name 11 years ago. It seems the courts over there tend to side with the company that actually trademarked the name first. Now there's a concept. wink

In the lawsuit over the use of the iPad name, the Intermediate People's Court in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen rejected Apple's complaint against Proview Technology (Shenzhen). Proview, it said, lawfully registered the iPad trademark as long ago as 2000 for products in a number of countries including China, the Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper reported, citing court documents.