News has emerged today that local authorities in China are forcing retail stores to remove their iPad stock from sale due to Apple’s on going battle with China’s Proview over the iPad trademarkThe Chinese electronics company Proview, who claim they still own the iPad trademark in China, recently won the first round of legal battles against Apple, after the Chinese high court found them the legal owner of the iPad brand name.
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Since that time there have been suggestions that Apple may be forced to remove the iPad from sale in China and possibly rebrand their popular touchscreen tablet, however it looks like Chinese officials have already started to force stores to remove the iPad from sale, claiming it is now banned in China due to the on going legal battle.
Proview, not content with having the iPad banned in China are also currently seeking 2.4 billion yuan ($380 million US) in damages from Apple.
While Apple must be fuming over the matter, Samsung are likely giving Proview a high 5.