Posted January 30th, 2010 by admin No Comments »
When CEO Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s new gadget in an Apple Special Event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts January 27 in San Francisco, California- the world listened with excitement but so far have been getting mixed reviews starting with its name: “iPad.” iPad, you have to admit sounds like a feminine product used for women’s monthly period. While jokes are running around for its name, those who have tested the product on its unveiling are hailing the unit- calling it fast.
That’s not the only issue with its name though.
“Japan’s Fujitsu says it launched an iPad years ago, and the name has also been used for small engines, bra inserts, and even adult nappies. Fujitsu’s trademark application for the “iPad” name with the US Patent and Trademark Office is still pending, said Fujitsu spokesman Masao Sakamoto in Tokyo. Apple has been embroiled in trademark disputes with other companies before, including Cisco Systems, which launched its “iPhone” before Apple. The two companies settled the dispute in 2007, agreeing to share the name.” (Yahoo news)
WHAT is an Apple iPad?