A judge in California has tossed out the lawsuit involving Apple and Chinese company Proview over the iPad name trademark. Judge Mark Pierce has dismissed the case, agreeing with Apple’s statement that both Apple and Proview had agreed to settle any disagreements in Hong Kong. Judge Mark Pierce in the Superior Court of the State of California in Santa Clara County on May 4 approved Apple’s motion to dismiss the suit. In case you didn’t know, Proview filed a lawsuit in California superior court in February this year, saying that Apple deceived Proview by purchasing the rights to the name through a special-purpose vehicle.


Apple said that it had already brought the ownership of the iPad trademark in various countries from Proview. The ex-monitor maker, on the other hand, claimed that the U.S. consumer electronics company dealt with only one unit of Proview and that it still retains rights to the iPad name in China. Apple responded saying Proview is just fairly trying to get more money from Apple for a trademark that was already paid for. While the decision of Judge Mark Pierce to dismiss the lawsuit was made on May 4 last week, the order hasn’t been previously disclosed. But now we know.

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