Calif. Judge Tosses Proview's Suit Over IPad Trademark

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 10:39 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Friday tossed Proview Electronics Co. Ltd.'s suit against Apple Inc. over the iPad trademark, finding that the consumer electronics giant can enforce a contractual agreement to conduct the dispute in Hong Kong.

Judge Mark H. Pierce said even though Apple may have been a nonsignatory to a contentious agreement through which Proview claimed Apple fraudulently obtained the iPad mark in several countries for £35,000 ($56,500) by setting up a dummy corporation called IP Application Development Ltd., it could enforce the mandatory...
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