Apple Can Keep Selling iPads in Shanghai

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Apple has been given the okay to continue selling iPads in Shanghai, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. The Shanghai court has ruled that the Cupertino company will not have to discontinue sales of their popular tablet.

The case is all over the iPad trademark which China-based Proview claims the trademark to. However, they do not have a product (though they used to at one time).

Here’s a portion of the report:

“The decision focuses attention on proceedings expected to begin in a southern Chinese court next week. The Shanghai court acceded to a request by Apple to postpone proceedings until a court in China’s southern Guangdong province decides on an appeal in another case requested by the Cupertino, Calif., company. The Guangdong Provincial High Court is expected to hear the appeal on Wednesday.”

Apple argues that they bought the right to use the name in 2009, and that Proview is not honoring the agreement.

Here is some more on the dispute:

Apple and Proview Exchange Words

Apple Wants to Sue Proview for Defamation

Apple Have to Pay Fine for iPad Sales in China

Apple Pulls iPad from Some Chinese Online Retailers

Proview to discuss Settlement with Apple?

 

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