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    Hi, all, WHEN THE IPHONE CAME OUT, APPLE USED THE NAME IPHONE, EVEN THOUGH CISCO HAD ALEADY TRADEMARKED, (causing a big legal mess). WELL NOW THEY DID IT AGAIN WITH THE G-D AWFUL NAME IPAD, (Why didn't they go with iItablet or pay a fee to Star trek and call it a Padd or Data Padd or ISlate). But now once again Steve Jobes steals another firm's prprpr $in$ $this$ $cases$ $many$ $firms$ $trademarks$! ($ps$ $I$ $still$ $think$ $it$ $sounds$ $like$ $a$ $health$ $care$ $product$ $for$ $women$ $and$ $frankly$ $the$ $think$ $is$ $an$ $over$ $hyped$ $nothing$)! $Well$ $that$ $is$ $more$ $free$ $publicity$ $for$ $apple$. $Take$ $care$, $Jay$

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    NY TIMES:

    Pad? Thatís So 2002, Fujitsu Says
    By HIROKO TABUCHI
    TOKYO ó Itís sleek. Itís mobile. It has a touchscreen.

    Itís Fujitsuís iPad from 2002.

    Sold mainly in the United States, the multifunctional device from the Tokyo technology company helps shop clerks verify prices, check real-time inventory data and close sales on the go.

    Fujitsu, which applied for an iPad trademark in 2003, is claiming first dibs, setting up a fight with Apple over the name of the new tablet device that Apple plans to sell starting in March.

    ďItís our understanding that the name is ours,Ē Masahiro Yamane, director of Fujitsuís public relations division, said Thursday. He said Fujitsu was aware of Appleís plans to sell the iPad tablet and that the company was consulting lawyers over next steps.

    Fujitsuís iPad, which runs on Microsoftís CE.NET operating system, has a 3.5-inch color touchscreen, an Intel processor and Wi-fi and Bluetooth connections; it also supports VoIP telephone calls over the Internet, a technology also used by Skype.

    ďMobile is a keyword for Fujitsuís iPad, too,Ē Mr. Yamane said. ďWith the iPad, workers donít have to keep running back to a computer. They have everything right at their fingertips.Ē

    Apple may have an edge on pricing, however: the iPads from Fujitsu can sell for more than $2,000, compared with $499 for an entry-model iPad from Apple.

    Fujitsuís application to trademark the iPad name stalled because of an earlier filing by Mag-Tech, an information technology security company based Seal Beach, California, for a handheld number-encrypting device.

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office listed Fujitsuís application as abandoned in early 2009, but the company revived its application in June.

    The following month, Apple used a proxy to apply for an international trademark for the iPad. It has since filed a string of requests with the U.S. Patent Office for more time to oppose Fujitsuís application. Apple has until Feb. 28 to say whether it will oppose Fujitsuís claims to the iPad name.

    While the dispute between Fujitsu and Apple centers on the United States, there are other iPads around the world. The German conglomerate Siemens uses the name for engines and motors, while a Canadian lingerie company, Coconut Grove Pads, has the right to market iPad padded bras.

    Apple faced a similar spat three years ago with Cisco Systems over the iPhone name. The two companies eventually negotiated a settlement.
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    was all the bold necessary
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    I can see Apple doing this.
    Also, unfortunately, Apple will probably win.
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    no bold, caps though
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    PEOPLE FOR THE 1 MILLIONTH TIME, SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON THIS SITE, WHICH IS OVER 7 YEARS. I AM DISABLED AND FREQUENTLY HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE KEYBOARD. SO IF I type in bold or caps, off with my head. May it be the worst thing I ever do!
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    The new StayFree iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoertz View Post
    The new StayFree iPad.
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 063_xobx View Post
    was all the bold necessary
    So I guess you feel like a <tea> bag right about now for getting on a disabled person's back about their typing ability.
    Last edited by pogeypre; 01/28/2010 at 04:08 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz Al Ghoul View Post
    So I guess you feel like a complete <tea> bag right about now for getting on a disabled person's back about their typing ability.
    idontbuythatbecauseitiseasiertotypewithallsmallandnopunctuationandnobold

    just joking...as someone with a bad hand tremor, I know it is sometimes hard to type
    Last edited by pogeypre; 01/28/2010 at 04:09 PM.
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    especially for a duck
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    Hay I am Jewish, do not forget we INVENTED GUILT!!! I have to make sure I keep my guilt skills well honed!
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