"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."