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    Apple's China legal battle over iPad spreads to United States

    A Chinese firm trying to stop Apple Inc from using the iPad name in China has launched an attack on the consumer electronics giantís home turf, filing a lawsuit in California that accuses it of employing deception when it bought the trademark.

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    Proview accuses Apple of creating a special purpose entity — IP Application Development Ltd, or IPAD — to buy the iPad name from it, concealing Apple’s role in the matter.

    In its filing, Proview alleged lawyers for IPAD repeatedly said it would not be competing with the Chinese firm, and refused to say why they needed the trademark.
    Sneaky Bastards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viva View Post
    Sneaky Bastards!
    They have to be. If apple announced to the world that they wanted the iPad name it would have, at the time, a) confirmed the arrival of the iPad, and b) inflated the price the owners wanted for the trademark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwana View Post
    They have to be. If apple announced to the world that they wanted the iPad name it would have, at the time, a) confirmed the arrival of the iPad, and b) inflated the price the owners wanted for the trademark.
    Absolutely.

    I wonder if they expected to get away with it though. Maybe it would have been safer if they just chose a different name.
    On the other hand, Apple has so much cash, they can most certainly afford to settle this case, so it might have been worth it.

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    Haha... nice read about Apple being on the end of the stick.

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