Chinese Court Says iPad Sales can Resume in Shanghai
Published on: 23rd Feb 2012
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Apple has won a Chinese court ruling allowing it to continue to sell its iPad tablets, but the ruling only affects Shanghai so far.
A previous ruling had suspended sales as part of a trademark dispute over the iPad name between Apple and Proview.
The dispute has seen retailers in other cities voluntarily removing the tablets from sale to forestall confiscation by police if local courts also uphold the sales ban.
Proview is now seeking an export ban on the devices, which would affect most of Apple's global sales.
In a written statement, an Apple spokesman re-iterated the company's position on the dispute.
"We bought Proview's worldwide rights to the iPad trademark in 10 different countries several years ago," he said. "Proview refuses to honour their agreement with Apple in China and a Hong Kong court has sided with Apple in this matter.
"Our case is still pending in mainland China."