Summary Box: Chinese Company To Seek IPad Ban

Published February 14, 2012 3:36PM (EST)

STOPPING THE IPADS: A Chinese company, Shenzhen Proview Technology, plans to ask customs officials to ban imports and exports of Apple's iPads because of a dispute over ownership of the trademark.

WHAT'S AT STAKE: Apple's iPads are manufactured in China, meaning global sales of the popular tablet computers might be affected if authorities agree to enforce such a request.

THE DISPUTE SO FAR: Proview won a court ruling that it owns the iPad name in China. Authorities have seized iPads from retailers in one city. Proview says it has asked for enforcement in 30 other cities.

By Salon Staff

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