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iPad Trademark Dispute Shows Troubles of Doing Business In China
Date: 2/22/2012
Written By: Washington Post

Excerpt: To most global consumers, the iPad is practically synonymous with American electronics titan Apple. But one debt-ridden company in China, Proview, is alleging that it is the rightful owner of the trademark for the name of one of Apple’s signature devices. The claim has resulted in government officials yanking the tablet from store shelves in some Chinese cities, despite high demand for the product. … Bill Reinsch, president of the National Foreign Trade Council, said that when U.S. companies do business abroad, they want a sense that the host government has a transparent way of resolving commercial disputes. “They don’t have to win every time, but they want to know they have a fighting chance,” Reinsch said, adding that “they don’t have that in China.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/ipad-trademark-dispute-shows-troubles-of-doing-business-in-china/2012/02/21/gIQAFehhTR_story.html