16 Feb '12, 8am

Apple's iPad too popular in China to ban: Chinese customs

BEIJING - A debt-laden Chinese technology firm seeking to ban all shipments of Apple's popular iPad tablet into and out of the country has been told that China's customs authorities are unlikely to intervene in the trademark battle. Proview Technology, the Chinese company embroiled in a legal battle with Apple over the iPad name, said on Wednesday that customs authorities had told it that the sheer size of the market and the popularity of iPads would make it difficult to impose a ban. "The customs have told us that it will be difficult to implement a ban because many Chinese consumers love Apple products. The sheer size of the market is very big," chief of Proview Technology (Shenzhen) Yang Long-san, told Reuters on Wednesday. "We have applied to some local customs for the ban and they will report to the headquarters in Beijing." On Tuesday, lawyers representing Proview Te...

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