Apple iPads pulled from shelves in China, reports say

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

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.

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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