Proview Loses Legal Battle Against Apple In U.S.
Proview Electronics' crusade to win back the "iPad" trademark came to an end this week in the U.S. when a California Superior Court judge dismissed its lawsuit against Apple. The Chinese technology manufacturer accused Apple of fraud when Apple purchased the iPad trademark from Proview's parent company in 2009, claiming that Apple misled the company about the true intentions of using the iPad name. But Apple sought a dismissal of the case, arguing that the two sides had agreed to settle in Hong Kong. The judge agreed, throwing out Proview's case in the U.S.