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Apple persists in iPad trademark negotiation in China

May 9, 2012
By Nigel Chew


09 May 2012 – Proview lawyers have said that Apple changed of heart and are discussing settlements with the LED manufacturer over the use of the iPad name in China. Its attorneys had this to say:

We feel that the attitude of Apple Inc. has changed. Although they expressed that they were willing to negotiate, they have never taken any action before. But now, they are having conversations with us, and we have begun to consult on the case.

Apple has been battling with Proview for quite some time over the iPad trademark. Even though Apple acquired the rights to it from Proview years ago, apparently the sale was made by company in the UK without the proper authority. The ensuing legal repercussion escalated to iPads being pulled off the shelves in China.

The iPhone 4S made a huge splash in China, and there is no doubt that the new iPad will prove as big of a hit, provided Apple can fight its way through this legal quagmire.

" Peguam proview telah berkata bahawa Apple telah berubah fikiran dan sedang berbincang mengenai penyelesaian dengan pengilang LED berkaitan penggunaan nama iPad di China. Peguam proview telah berkata 'Kami merasakan bahawa sikap Apple Inc telah berubah. Walaupun mereka menyatakan bahawa mereka bersedia untuk berunding, mereka tidak pernah mengambil apa-apa tindakan sebelum ini. Tetapi sekarang, mereka mengadakan perbincangan dengan kami, dan kami telah mula berunding mengenai kes itu' "

Source: Xinhuanet



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