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I'm surprised they didn't win it since iPad is so incredibly tied to apple. At least in the states it doesn't matter who had the name first, such as with websites, as long as the plaintiff can prove that it's an obvious trademark of the company.

Pro View came up with the name 10 years ago for a product they were actually trying to make. (Year 2000) In 2009 Apple bought the name off of them for a measly $54,000 BUT ProView declared that they reserved full ownership the trademark within China.
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Apple again !!!! really ................. doh.gif

Apple stop feeding your lawyers and get on with inovating thats what you do is'nt it ?? i mean the iphone,........ o yeah that was'nt your idea, ok ok what about the ipad..... ohh damm not doing well here.



Ok sod it spend all your money on lawyers - you will still have the "Artists" as customers.... rolleyes.gif
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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?

Because China's population is like 3 times the amount of the US?


How many within that population do you realistically think can afford an iPad?

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