UPDATE: Battle over iPad Trademark Continues

24 Feb

Apple appears to be out of hot water in Shanghai, for the moment (see our earlier posts, entitled Apple Could Face Fine of $1.6 Billion for iPad Trademark Infringement in China” and “UPDATE: China Seizing iPads”).  A court in Shanghai rejected Proview’s request for a preliminary injunction to stop Apple from sell its iPad tablets in the city.  The court stated proceedings in the dispute would be halted until the Higher People’s Court of Guangdong decides an appeal brougt before the court by Apple.  A hearing of the case is schedule before the Guangdong court on February 29.

Although the ruling in Shangahi was a small victory for Apple, the ongoing trademark battle between Apple and Proview has now spilled into the United States.  Proview filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County on February 17 alleging Apple committed fraud.  Proview alleges Apple committed fraud by creating a special purpose entity — IP Application Development Ltd, or IPAD — to buy the iPad name from it, concealing Apple’s role in the matter.

To view the full article from Fox News, follow this link.  An additional article from the USA Today can be found at this link.

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