Apple logoWow – who would have thought? Apple’s iPad has been banned in China, with a court in southern China ruling it so, as the iPad apparently violate the trademark rights of a local manufacturer (Proview) who are currently embroiled with Apple in a messy legal dispute. According to Proview’s lawyer who is suing Apple at the moment, he argued that Apple should stop selling the iPads in China – which is rather ironic when you think about it, considering how Apple is one of Foxconn’s largest manufacturing partners, churning out many an iDevice over the years, and providing jobs as well as a future for thousands of Chinese employees. Well, you know what they say – you can’t have it all, and doing all the good in the world does not negate a wrong action on your behalf. Perhaps a Shanghai court that is due to hear Apple and Proview’s arguments on the trademark matter this coming Wednesday would be able to arrive at some sort of resolution.

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