Published on March 29th,2010 at 3:30 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

Apple succeeded to acquire the iPad Trademark from Fujitsu

Fujitsu iPad

History seems to repeat itself in a funny way…It had been tension between Apple and Cisco over the iPhone trademark before and yet again we had Apple and again another “i” pre-fixed product name causing some headache, the iPad. And this, only few weeks left to the launch…

The story goes as such: Fujitsu files an ownership application for the iPad trademark in 2003 for a point-of-sale (POS) 3.5 inch touchscreen wireless handheld device until April 2009 when it falls to “abandoned” status. Then they re-open the trademark application which gets published by USPTO for review in September 2009.

So comes the clash over the iPad trademark between Fujitsu and Apple.However, behind-the-doors deal must have been quite satisfactorily crafted that Apple managed to acquire the full rights to the on March 17th timely enough before the launch on April 3rd.

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Apple succeeded to acquire the iPad Trademark from Fujitsu
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Comments
 

  • Laura33233

    I just hope Apple doesn’t come up with some new device called iAkihabaranews…. :(
    otherwise, the owner of iAkihabaranews will be forced to sell the name for
    millions of Euros… :(

    apparently Apple has also purchased the iToilet name from George Costanza. unfortunately,
    a Japanese company called Toto was unable to match Apple’s offer to Mr. Constanza. :(

    • Bruce

      Ha ha ha, oh so funny, you should quit your day job with zingers like those.

      I don’t know why anyone expected any different outcome on this. Fujitsu just made a little money grab on a trademark they abandoned (read: were no longer using or caring about) and got paid off. Good for them. It was only bad for press outlets that are always hungry for easy to write articles.

 

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