iPads Yanked Only From Some Chinese Stores

Yesterday, a report surfaced that after Apple lost a lawsuit over the term "iPad" in China, the tablet was getting pulled from the country's shops. Via sister site Gizmodo, the news was that the Chinese Administrations of Industry and Commerce was seizing iPads.

Officials at Shijiazhuang Industrial and Commercial Administrative Bureau, however, were confiscating the device in Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei Province, reported Shanghai Daily.

The move appears to be entangled in bureaucratic red tape and largely local. Officials at the Shanghai Industrial and Commercial Administrative Bureau stated there were no orders to pull iPads from store shelves. The device is still on sale in both Shanghai and, according to Kotaku East correspondent Eric Jou, Beijing.

The country's grey market is, no doubt, ignoring the court ruling altogether.

Next week, Proview Technology, which sued Apple over the iPad moniker, is taking its case to a Shanghai district court.

Apple, meanwhile, continues to produce the iPad in China.

Authorities seize iPads in dispute over name [Shangahi Daily]

Top photo: Eugene Hoshiko/AP


    Caucasians still feature in Apple promotional materials in China? I would've expected that they tailored to the local consumer.

    In any case, that kid is kind of creepy.

      I was blown away by how much caucasians are used for advertising in Japan and Hong Kong. It's actually quite common, and a little bizarre.

    Yeah cos retailers in China really care about thing's like patent infringement, copy-right and following laws about what eleltronic gadget's are legal.

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