Proview Sues Apple Over 'iPad' Trademark in California

Proview Electronics Co. has taken its legal battles with Apple Inc. to a U.S. court, claiming the iPhone maker used deception in buying the iPad trademark and should not be allowed to keep it. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California in Santa Clara County on Feb. 17, claimed that Apple had committed fraud when it used a subsidiary, called IP Application Development Ltd., to purchase the iPad trademark from Proview on December 23, 2009 for £35,000.