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|02-13-2012, 08:38 PM||#1|
Authorities removing iPads from stores in China, following trademark ruling
Government authorities and retailers have reportedly begun removing iPads from stores in China this morning, in apparent response to a ruling issued in December. According to China's Hebei Youth Daily, local representatives of the country's Administrations of Industry and Commerce (AIC) have started confiscating Apple's tablet from retail outlets, with some merchants are voluntarily removing the device from their storefronts as a pre-emptive measure. The scope of this operation remains unclear, though China.com reports that as of 5:00 PM yesterday, authorities had seized some 45 iPad 2s. Retailers who voluntarily removed their iPads apparently did so to protect their stocks from confiscation, and are reportedly continuing to sell the tablet behind the counter. These reports come nearly two months after Apple lost a trademark lawsuit against Proview Technology, which successfully defended its ownership of the iPad name within China. We're still waiting to see whether this is part of a larger nationwide campaign and Apple has yet to comment, but we'll update this post as soon as we hear more.
|02-19-2012, 06:59 PM||#2|
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Initially it was one single store in a distant province. Looked like much ado about nothing. Now it's grown into a full-blown pissing match between Apple and the planet's worst ip pirates. Of course Apple LIVES in court so I'd say they have the advantage, but only if it's a fair fight. We're going to have to watch this one pay out in court -- in China. Could get messy.
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|02-20-2012, 11:05 AM||#4|
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Apple has the resources to "buy" the trademark from that chineese company, and likely will.
If they don't, they could simply name it the aPad in China or something similar.
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