Apple Forks Over $60 Million for “iPad” Name in ChinaThis might surprise you, but back in 1998, you could buy an iPAD in China. The iPAD, an all-in-one computer design from Chinese company Proview, was more of an iMac rip-off than anything, but the company has held onto the name and successfully blocked the sale of the iPad tablet in China. Now, Apple has paid out a reported $60 million for the name.Read on...
The Company That Owns the “iPad” Name Made iMac KnockoffsIn case you weren't aware, Apple is currently engaging in a bitter dispute with the Chinese company Proview over who owns the rights to the "iPad" name. Turns out that Proview, which has been semi-defunct for quite some time, produced something called an Internet Personal Access Device or iPAD. It certainly doesn't look like a tablet computer, but it certainly does look like a cheap iMac knock off.Read on...