Apple Issues Complaint Against EPAD Trademark

Apple is yet to be granted ownership over the iPad trademark in China, but that has not stopped the company from filing a suit against a local luggage vendor in the country - with a request asking the court to intervene and prevent it from using the EPAD trademark.

According to media reports, Ebox Digital Technology, the Chinese firm in question received a complaint from the iPhone maker in which it was asked to withdraw the EPAD trademark it had been using on its products.

An EBox representative claimed that Apple was backing its complaint with the argument that the EPAD trademark sounded too similar to its immensely popular tablet, the iPad. The complaint was forwarded to Ebox through the trademark regulator in China.

EBox is one of the leading suppliers of laptop cases in the country, and the company claims that it has been using the EPAD trademark for sometime now.

"The iPad trademark is not Apple's, so now they want to take ours. Apple has been a bully," explained Ebox over their disappointment over the complaint raised by Apple, as reported by Computer World.

Apple has so far refrained from issuing a comment on the issue.