iPad trademark battle heats up as more Apple tablets seized

Chinese authorities have seized iPad tablets in at least two more cities as the battle over the “iPad” name rages in the East. Officials seized a small number of iPads earlier this week related to a complaint filed by Proview Technology, the China-based owner of the iPad trademark. Proview is seeking to block sales of Apple’s iPad and to stop the wildly popular tablet from being exported from China. Now, an unknown quantity of iPads has been seized by authorities in Zhengzhou and Qingdao, China according to Reuters, which citing a website belonging to the China Business News newspaper. Proview says it has asked regulators in more than 40 cities across China to investigate Apple’s alleged trademark violation, while Apple argued earlier that it had reached an agreement to license the iPad name. “Proview refuses to honor their agreement with Apple in China,” an Apple spokeswoman said this past Tuesday. “Our case is still pending in mainland China.”

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