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Apple may be waiting some time yet before it gets the rights to use the IPAD name in China after reports from the region suggested that lawyers of its court room opponent Proview are requesting temporary seizure of the trademark until they are paid. A report on technology news portal Sina Tech (via Marbridge Daily) claimed …


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  1. Notas Badoff

    Smiling, feeling shallow

    I find myself smiling, and can't tell why. Is it shysters shafting lawyers? Lawyers shafting shysters? Apple, having been shafted by shysters and lawyers, only now being able to say "see!". And *still* not got hold of the name? A glass of Chateau de Schadenfruity for everyone!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      A vision

      Of lawyers running around seizing anything with IPAD written on it, receipts, paper, magazines, billboards and locking the words in a box so no one else can see them.

  2. Medium Dave
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    I need popcorn

    This is getting epic.

    1. Grikath

      Re: I need popcorn


      The whole thing is turning from soapie into full operatic drama.

      I wonder who the Fat lady will be in the end ;)

  3. Purlieu


    that old product

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Since the iPhone5 (ice lolly), is already on sale in China, I can see more legal huckstering in Apple's near future (snigger).

    Dont let the url put you off, the product name IS "iPhone 5"

    Here for the iPhone gas cooker and further products

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  6. Andus McCoatover


    Maybe I should register "LPAD" and put the 'L' in lower case....

    Or better, register it as an inverted exclamation mark, or call it a ¡pad, or a ¿pad...

  7. Steve 149

    China, a great place to do business.....

  8. Local Group

    You know what this means?

    Lenovo has offered the lawyers $80m for the trademark.

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