Apple May Actually Lose iPad Trademark Case in China

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Apple is in danger of losing the iPad trademark in China.Reuters reports that the deputy director of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce is siding with Proview Electronics, a local Chinese tech company, which registered the iPad trademark back in 2000.

The deputy director is the first government official to weigh in publicly on the ongoing case, noting in a statement Tuesday that Proview “is the legal registrant of the iPad trademark.”

This should put added pressure on Apple to settle the case out of court — unless it wants to start calling the device the iTrademarkPending in China.

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