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[Reuters] Apple may face iPad export ban in China trademark dispute

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A Chinese tech firm that says it owns the iPad trademark, plans to seek a ban on exports of Apple Inc's computer tablets from China, a lawyer for the company said.

If successful, the move could deal a blow to the U.S. technology giant's iPad sales worldwide. Not only is China a huge consumer market but it is a major production base for the American company's iconic products including the iPad, iPhone and iPod.

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post #2 of 16
This seems like an easy fix, surely they can just stop calling it iPad in china? I mean...it's derived from an English word, so does it even mean anything in china? Just call it something catchy and keep the apple logo and hey presto.
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yes please
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Funny stuff.

It seems Karma is starting to kick in a little for Apple. Good stuff.

(For the record to fanatic Apple users. I dislike when any company does stuff like patent trolling, but when the troll gets trolled I will point and laugh and have zero pity. But it is still wrong in general. The system needs changing.)
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China has long been known to be a big promoter of thier in house companies and they are always siding with them in legal disputes. While I believe that China should protect its intellectual property I also beleive it should respect the intellectual property of its foriegn companies. Hell, they will only keep setting up shop thier if they believe its profitable. If companies can't do that there are plenty of other asian countries that will be happy to start taking in all these american and european companies.
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As much as I would love for this to happen. (No exports would pretty much stall ipad shipping to the world and the ipad 3 is around the corner). It won't. Apple always slips through the cracks.
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As much as I would like for it to happen with my biased view against what Apple has been doing, this is still a very stupid lawsuit that I'm sure Apple will find a way around...
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Wow, I hope this goes through, ban them all.

Apple needs a taste of their own medicine!
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I found it hilarious that the Chinese Customs said it would be very difficult to do this due to the popularity of the product in China. Not to mention, if this was to happen, a lot of Chinese Workers would lose their jobs.
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Trademark issue on one side and several hundred thousand jobs on the other. One would think even communists will follow the money.
    
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