Apple Inc. has lost a trademark dispute in China, where it had accused Proview Technology (Shenzhen) of infringing on its iPad trademark, MarketWatch reported.
Never saw that coming. Kind of made my morning
Agree stick it to em.
maybe they can call it iFad or iKak now?
a billion compensation is ridiculous
Apple will not pay it. And if the Chinese push enough, hopefully Apple will pull all of their companies out of China and put thousands out of work because of it.
The Chinese are way too new at being the new bully on the block.
why would somebody dislike my comment? Some people just haven't a clue.
Good its good to here that China are sticking to there guns. I wonder what they will end up calling it maybe ABIPhone Standing for A Big Iphone.
Even at a billion plus in compensation apple could afford it financially. Scary.
Nah. Proview wouldn't be able to get a billion even if they asked for it. Proview isn't even a billion dollar company to begin with. Besides, Apple did buy the rights to Proview's iPad name in Taiwan in the past. My guess is Proview nets anywhere from $100K - $1 mil for the trademark.
They can call it Istilloutselleverything. It's wordy.
Honestly that won't stop sales, people in china are going nuts for them. How about ApplePad? Macintoshpad? Haha
seriousness name here:iTablet
This is good, it will stop those grey importers from sourcing cheaper Ipads at inflated prices. Now you will know they are Chinese imports.
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