Shanghai court rejects Apple trademark dispute
POSTED: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 9:30am
UPDATED: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 9:34am
NBC News — A Shanghai court rejected an effort by a Chinese company to stop Apple from selling iPads in the city. The local court said it rejected the company's request pending a ruling by a higher court on a related trademark case in Guangdong province. An Apple spokesperson said it would continue to challenge Proview International Holdings, which claims to own trademark rights to the iPad in China.
Apple says it acquired the rights to the iPad name in China from the Shenzhen unit of Proview International several years ago. Apple has filed an appeal against an earlier decision in Proview's favor by a court in Shenzhen. A partner with the international law firm Stephen Harwood said Apple "still had a reason to worry about the appeal."