by Mike Masnick
Mon, Mar 29th 2010 5:01pm
You may recall, right after the Apple iPad announcement, people started noticing that Apple didn't hold the trademark on the name. Instead, Fujitsu had a pending trademark on iPad and was saying it had no intention of giving up the name (and some others had trademarks on other "iPads" as well). However, it looks like just as the iPad is about to ship, Apple figured out how to make Fujitsu change its mind (I assume it involved truckloads of cash). Copycense points out that Apple has bought the "iPad" trademark from Fujitsu. It looks like the official transfer just happened on March 17th. Makes you wonder what Apple would have done if Fujitsu hadn't been willing to sell the trademark.
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