Apple iPads pulled from shelves in China, reports say

Apple iPads pulled from shelves in China, reports say

Summary: Proview Technology, which holds the rights to the iPad trademark in China, has sought to have the devices removed from shops, according to local news reports

TOPICS: Legal, Piracy

Due to a trademark dispute between Apple and a Chinese company, Apple resellers in parts of China have taken iPad devices off shelves, according to some reports.

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A report on Tuesday by Chinese news site Hebei Daily said authorities in northern China had seized 45 iPads in response to a complaint of copyright infringement by local company Proview International.

According to another report by Chinese site CCStock, Proview — which holds the rights to the iPad trademark in China — requested for an injunction to block the sale of the Apple iPad from the Shanghai Pudong New Area People's Court.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Reports: iPads taken off shelves in China over trademark dispute on ZDNet Asia.

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Topics: Legal, Piracy

Liau Yun Qing

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