22 Feb '12, 9am

Company sues Apple over iPad name in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) - Apple defended its right to use the iPad trademark in China in a heated court hearing on Wednesday that pitted the electronics giant against a struggling Chinese electronics company that denies having sold the mainland China rights to the popular tablet computer's name. Shenzhen Proview Technology's lawyer Xie Xianghui argued that the sale of the iPad trademark to an Apple subsidiary by Proview's Taiwan affiliate in 2009 was invalid. Apple countered that Proview violated the sales contract by failing to transfer the trademark rights in mainland China. It also contends that the Chinese LCD maker has not marketed or sold its own 'Ipad' or Internet Personal Access Device for years, thus possibly invalidating its claim to the trademark. The hearing adjourned after a fractious four-hour session which saw the judge repeatedly admonishing both sides to observe pro...

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