Originally Posted by lordikon
Why would able bring a case against a company that held the name before them? *facepalm*
Because Apple bought the rights to the trademark prior to being denied the rights in China.
In 2006, Proview Electronics (Taiwan) agreed to sell Apple the “global trademark” for the IPAD name for £35,000, according to Proview, but the two companies have subsequently disagreed about whether that deal included China.
I doubt Apple wanted to buy the trademark for everywhere BUT China, and Proview's IPAD product failed over a decade ago. What reason beyond trying to get a piece of the pie do they have for holding the name in China?Edited by _02 - 12/7/11 at 10:55am