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Possible iPad 3 Shipment Delays

Posted 15 February 2012 - By Mike Green

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Launch of the new iPad 3 could be disrupted by legal action in China by Proview Technologies, which could result in a import and export ban of the Apple iPad.

In the long running legal dispute, Proview claims that it owns the 'iPad' trademark, whilst Apple claim that it has already purchased the worldwide rights to the iPad trademark "several years ago" from Proview's subsidiary in Taiwan. Last year Apple lost an initial judgement in Shenzen China in which the court agreed that the iPad trademark belonged to Proview Technology. Apple has appealed this ruling which is due to be heard in a Chinese high court on 29th February.

If Apple lose their appeal, exports from China, where the iPad is manufactured could be blocked causing iPad stock shortages. The timing could not be worse for Apple with the rumoured imminent announcement of the iPad 3 release.

Proviews lawyers are pressuring Apple to buy the iPad trademark whilst also paying for damages for past iPad sales, however there are currently no negotiations between the two parties.

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