Summary Box: China official speaks on iPad name

Associated Press
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, an Apple Store security worker keeps eyes on customers looking at products at an Apple Store in Beijing. A Chinese court is mediating between Apple Inc. and the Chinese company challenging its right to use the iPad trademark, seeking to get the companies to settle and finesse an awkward standoff over the issue. The Guangdong High Court in southern China, which on Feb. 29 heard Apple's appeal of a ruling against it by a lower court, is seeking to arrange a settlement, said Ma Dongxiao, a lawyer for Proview Electronics Co., Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, an Apple Store security worker keeps eyes on customers looking at products at an Apple Store in Beijing. A Chinese court is mediating between Apple Inc. and the Chinese company challenging its right to use the iPad trademark, seeking to get the companies to settle and finesse an awkward standoff over the issue. The Guangdong High Court in southern China, which on Feb. 29 heard Apple's appeal of a ruling against it by a lower court, is seeking to arrange a settlement, said Ma Dongxiao, a lawyer for Proview Electronics Co., Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

ONE OFFICIAL WORD: A senior Chinese official is saying that the government regards Shenzhen Proview Technology as the rightful owner of the trademark for the iPad.

THE DISPUTE: Apple and Shenzhen are in court over the matter. Apple says Proview sold it worldwide rights to the iPad trademark in 2009, though the registration was never transferred for China.

THE SIGNIFICANCE: The official's remarks could add to pressure on Apple to find a solution to the standoff.

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