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Apple iPad Has a Little Trademark iProblem

Jan 28, 2010, 23:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"Though Apple has finally unveiled its widely rumored, long-expected iPad tablet PC, it's not out of the woods yet: Other companies are claiming ownership of the iPad name. J

"apanese electronics giant Fujitsu released a product in 2002 called the iPad, a Windows CE-based handheld device used by shop clerks for doing store inventory. It applied for a U.S. trademark on the name in March 2003, but that stalled because of an earlier trademark filing by Mag-Tech, an IT security company.

"Mag-Tech, meanwhile, had wanted to use the same name for keypads used to enter personal identification numbers."

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