iPad Trademark In China May Cost Apple Millions

LCD manufacturer Proview Technology (Shenzen), which is based in the southern city of Shenzen, China, and is a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s Proview International Holdings, Ltd., is suing Apple in a Beijing court over the rights to the “iPad” name within mainland China’s borders. Proview’s Shenzen arm seeks $38 million in compensation for damages, as well as an apology from Apple for the purported trademark infringement, according to Apple Insider.

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Related Background Story: Apple’s Suit Over iPad Name Rejected By Chinese Court (12/6/2011)

A court in southern China has rejected a lawsuit by Apple Inc, accusing a Chinese technology company of infringing its iPad trademark, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, the latest move in a protracted tug-of-war over the name.

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