iPad Trademark Dispute Heats Up Between Apple & Proview
For more news and videos visit ☛ english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http Add us on Facebook ☛ on.fb.me The name of Apple's popular iPad tablet is at the center of an international legal dispute. Apple acquired the iPad name from a Taiwanese company called Proview back in 2009, but Proview lawyers are claiming Apple acted in a deceitful way to secure the name iPad. A second iPad trademark hearing is underway in the Guangdong Provincial Court in southern China Wednesday. Apple lawyers are fighting for the iPad trademark. The controversy lies between Proview Electronics and Apple. Proview unveiled its iPad Internet device in 2000. According to Proview, Apple began looking into acquiring the name iPad back in 2009. Proview says that Apple had attorneys incorporate the company IP Application Development in the United Kingdom, with an abbreviation of iPad, for the sole purpose of getting the trademark from Proview. According to a document IP Application Development sent to Proview, its request to get the iPad trademark would not compete with Proview. Apple bought the rights to use the trademark from Proview Taipei in February 2010 via IP. However, Proview Shenzhen claims it still reserves the exclusive rights to the trademark in the Chinese mainland. The two sides have been tangled in a legal dispute ever since. Last December, the Municipal Intermediate People's Court in Shenzhen rejected a lawsuit by Apple and IP accusing Proview Shenzhen of infringing on the iPad <b>...</b>
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