Summary Box: Chinese company sues Apple in US

Associated Press
Customers look at Apple products at an Apple Store in Shanghai, China, Friday Feb. 24, 2012. Proview Electronics Co., a unit of Proview International Holdings, which claims it owns the iPad name, filed a lawsuit against Apple's use of the trademark in mainland China at the Santa Clara Superior Court on Feb. 17, Proview spokeswoman Alice Wang said Friday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Customers look at Apple products at an Apple Store in Shanghai, China, Friday Feb. 24, 2012. Proview Electronics Co., a unit of Proview International Holdings, which claims it owns the iPad name, filed a lawsuit against Apple's use of the trademark in mainland China at the Santa Clara Superior Court on Feb. 17, Proview spokeswoman Alice Wang said Friday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

BATTLE EXPANDS: Apple Inc. is facing yet another challenge to its use of the iPad trademark in China — this time in a court in California.

WHAT HAPPENED: Proview Electronics Co., a unit of a Chinese company that claims it owns the iPad name, filed a lawsuit against Apple's use of the trademark in mainland China. The case was filed at the Santa Clara Superior Court on Feb. 17.

ABOUT THE DISPUTE: The companies are feuding over whether Proview sold the mainland Chinese rights to the iPad trademark to Apple in a 2009 deal.

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