Apple iPad sales and shipments in jeopardy

A Chinese company is to ask customs officials to block shipments of Apple's iPad in and out of the country.

This is one of a number of legal disputes that Apple has been embroiled in over the last few months and it centres around the use of the name iPad.

If the request succeeds it could affect global sales as China is a key manufacturing base for the company.

Last year Proview managed to win an initial judgement in a mainland Chinese court and the company has confirmed they have spoken to officials about the prospect of blocking sales of the product.

“We are now working on a request to China Customs to ban and seize all the import and export of the iPad products that have violated the trademark,” lawyer for Proview said.

Apple recently filed a further design lawsuit against Samsung in Germany to try and have the company's devices banned in the country.

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