Chinese Company To Seek Ban On IPad Import, Export



Salon Staff
February 14, 2012 10:27AM (UTC)

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese company says it will ask customs officials to block imports and exports of Apple iPads in a dispute over ownership of the name for the tablet computers.

A lawyer for Shenzhen Proview Technology said Tuesday the company is preparing a request to block iPad shipments on the grounds that they violate Proview's ownership of the iPad trademark in China.

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Authorities in one Chinese city have seized iPads from retailers.

Shenzhen Proview Technology registered the iPad trademark in China in 2001.

Apple bought rights to the name from a Taiwan company affiliated with Proview but the mainland company says it still has rights to use the name in China.

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A Chinese court rejected Apple's claim to the name in China last year.


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