14 Dec '11, 3am

ha ha ha, i love this. Apple got its ass kicked again. First by Samsung. Now by this little outfit in China

(CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - International electronics giant Apple might have to spend a small fortune in China or stop using the name iPad on its tablet computer because the iconic trademark has actually belonged to a little-known Chinese company for more than a decade. On Nov 5, the Intermediate People's Court in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, rejected Apple's claims in a lawsuit against flat screen maker Shenzhen Proview Technology over the iPad trademark. As early as 2000 - long before Apple unveiled the iPad - Hong Kong-headquartered Proview International Holdings Ltd developed a tablet computer and registered the iPad trademark in markets including Europe, Mexico, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam between 2000 and 2004. The company's Shenzhen subsidiary registered the trademark in China in 2001. But compared to Apple's iPad, an immense hit a...

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