Apple's New iPad Will Have Legal Troubles in China

As soon as the new iPad was introduced to the public, the retailers from the largest market in the world have been warned not to sell the new star of the tablet world. This is following the legal war between the Cupertino based tech giant, and the almost-bankrupt Proview from Shenzhen - where the iPad trademark ownership is still uncertain.

Apple is now in the awkward position of selling counterfeit iPads in China, and consequently the local authorities took decisive actions to stop iPad sales.

Proview, despite its extremely vulnerable position with creditors looking to get the company assets including the rights over the iPad name, warned Apple's partners against storing, shipment, and sale of Apple tablets.

A couple of days ago, a consultancy group pointed out that iPad trademark for the Chinese market now belongs to Proview creditors, which are eight important banks.

Now Apple has to negotiate with the banks, in order to lift the unauthorised trademark use that now extends to the latest iPad.

Analysts (and common sense as well) point out that Proview has absolutely no interest in releasing an "ipad" device, and all the pressure to ban sales of Apple tablets are only meant to force a settlement.