China Court Rejects Apple's IPad Trademark Claims

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 10:36 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. has been rebuffed by a Chinese court in its bid to reclaim its iPad name from a Chinese electronics maker who registered the iPad trademark in mainland China in 2001, according to Wednesday news reports.

The Municipal Intermediate People's Court in Shenzhen earlier this week denied Apple’s claims that Hong Kong-based Proview Technology Shenzhen had infringed its iPad trademark, which the consumer electronics giant bought from Proview’s Taipei arm in 2009, Xinhua News reported.

But Proview, a unit of Hong Kong-based Proview International Holdings...
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