Proview is suing Apple for use of the iPad name, as the company claims that Apple misled them when they purchased the trademark, and they are also claiming that Apple doesn’t own the rights to use the name in China.
Yesterday we heard that Apple had offered Proview a settlement in China, the outcome of which is yet to be discovered, and now it would appear that Proview’s lawsuit in California has been thrown out by the court.
Judge Mark Pierce in California has thrown the case out of court, as Apple has argued that the two companies had agreed to settle their differences in a Hong Kong court, so it isn’t clear why Proview has pursued the lawsuit in the US as well.
It will be interesting to see if Proview accepts the deal from Apple in the Chinese lawsuit, or whether they will decided to battle it out in court for the rights to use the iPad name in China.
Source The Verge