As if Apple doesn’t have enough trouble in China with the spotlight being thrown on Foxconn and other manufacturers, a lower Chinese court has now ruled that the company’s iPad should be pulled from shelves over an ongoing trademark dispute with a display company there.
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Having lost a trademark appeal in China over the right to use the iPad name there, Apple now faces a greater threat as authorities in at least one Chinese city have started to confiscate the tablet from store shelves.
Sometimes people joke that political science degrees won’t lead to lucrative careers. However, somewhere there sits a small group of Apple employees who may be primed to write a really big check because someone didn’t stay very current on world events. Meanwhile, things just got real down under as Apple unloads on Samsung in Australia.
Who owns the name iPad in China? Well, which China do you mean? How many patents can you jam into one lawsuit, anyway? Cue the dun dun and let's sit down to another week of Law & Apple, Pacific island style.
Did you really think we could go for more than a few weeks without the mentioning a new Apple-centric lawsuit? Of course not. This time around, the action surrounds a cash-strapped Taiwanese monitor manufacturer called Proview who owned, then sold and subsequently cried over a trademarked name you may be familiar with.