Chinese City Confiscates iPads in Trademark Dispute

Apple’s battle over the rights to use the ‘iPad’ name in China entered a new phase after dozens of iPads were confiscated from retailers in a northern Chinese city. An inspection team under the Xinhua District Administration of Industry and Commerce in Shijiazhuang, an industrial city roughly a four-hour drive southeast of Beijing, confiscated 45 iPads last week after receiving a trademark violation complaint from Shenzhen-based Proview Technology, the state-run Hebei Youth Daily newspaper reported.