Chinese Trademark Owner of ‘iPad’ is Taking on Apple

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Apple Inc. is facing patent infringement accusations and lawsuits from a Chinese company. Proview Technology, a Hong Kong-based firm, has accused Apple of infringing on their ‘iPad’ trademark in China.

Apple had purchased the ‘iPad’ trademark from them back in 2006, but Proview says it did not include the rights to China.

This isn’t the first time Apple has met Proview Technology in court; last year, Apple’s efforts to convince the court that Proview was infringing on their ‘iPad’ trademark was met with indifference due to lack of evidence.

Apple loses in court, they face a fine of $1.6 billion or losing the ‘iPad’ name altogether.