Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    4 / -6   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Business

Authorities seize iPads in dispute over name

By Lu Feiran (Shanghai Daily)

08:26, February 14, 2012

APPLE iPads have been seized from retailers by authorities in a north China city over a dispute involving the iPad name, an official said yesterday.

Proview Technology (Shenzhen) is seeking similar action in more than 20 other cities.

Industrial and commercial authorities began seizing Apple iPads in Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei Province, last Thursday.

Some retailers in the city have removed iPads from their shelves and were drawing products directly from warehouses for customers to avoid having their stock confiscated.

Officials with the Shijiazhuang Industrial and Commercial Administrative Bureau said they had received a lawyer's letter from Proview, saying Apple's use of the iPad name violated its rights.

After double checking the information, officials said they decided to take action.

Under Chinese law, products involved in trademark violation cases are confiscated, with the company in breach of the law facing fines of up to five times the profit it makes from sales of the questioned products.

【1】 【2】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:雪萌)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Shandong Province witnesses heavy snow

  2. Romantic underwater performance

  3. Ram, doe to tie the knot

  4. Yueju Opera troupe on boat

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Xi’s visit offers chance to renew consensus
  2. China should continue tight monetary policy
  3. Developing nations' interests shouldn't be sacrificed
  4. Outlook for US economy still not optimistic
  5. Why surrogacy business flourishes despite ban?
  6. Safeguarding Chinese employees abroad
  7. Such a run of luck cannot be allowed to fail
  8. China cannot stay out of Syrian chaos
  9. Practical guarantee for lasting peace
  10. Why China vetoes UN draft resolution for Syria issue

What's happening in China

Volunteers flocking to help save endangered swans in wetland

  1. New visa policy to benefit U.S., China tourism
  2. 375 criminals arrested due to real-name ticket
  3. Economic downturn weighs on machinery industry
  4. Attitude towards homosexuality among youngsters
  5. China helicopter passes cold weather flight test

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai