When is an iPad not an iPad? When it’s an iPad in China. From MarketWatch:
Apple lost a trademark dispute in China, where it had accused Proview Technology Shenzhen Co. of infringing on its iPad trademark. A Chinese court rejected the lawsuit, according to reports Tuesday citing Chinese media, ruling that Proview — a unit of Proview International Holdings Ltd, — had lawfully registered the “iPad” name as far back as 2000 for use in China and other countries.
Apple bought the rights to use the iPad name in all those countries except China. Proview’s asking price to sell the iPad name to Apple? $1-billion.