Apple has brought its fight with Apple about the iPad name to a court in the U.S., a new report from The Wall Street Journal reveals.
According to the publication, the now bankrupt Proview filed a case against Apple at the Superior Court of the State of California in Santa Clara Country Friday last week.
However, the lawsuit has just been discovered even though many were expecting Proview to also sue Apple in the U.S. as the company has previously warned that it will take Apple to court in the U.S. regarding the two companies’ fight concerning the iPad name.
Proview argues that Apple proceeded “with oppression, fraud and /or malice” when it bought the iPad name from Proview back in December 23, 2009.
Apple used a shell company called IP Application Development Ltd., which was put up by a law firm acting for Apple to buy the Proview trademark for about $55,000 on the said date.
Apple has been battling Proview in China where the company has filed suits alleging that the iPad maker was not entitled to use the iPad name in China.