Fujitsu and Apple Clash Over iPad Name

Fujitsu and Apple Clash Over iPad NameApple is developing a knack for ignoring products already on the market, and picking whatever name they choose. Back in 2007, it was the iPhone, which shared its name with (or, robbed its name from) a VoIP handset sold by Cisco Systems. Those two companies eventually reached a settlement allowing Apple to use the name, and, now, with the release of the iPad, the Cupertino lawyers will have to go back to work in a dispute with Fujitsu.

It turns out that Fujitsu filed the name “iPad” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office back in 2002, but the process was held up because of a previous filing for a PIN pad of the same name by Mag-Tech. Fujitsu’s iPad is a mobile point of sale (POS) device that let retailers check inventory and make sales while on the go.

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