According to Mondaq.com, a Chinese company, Proview Technology Co., Ltd says that Apple is infringing on the name “ipad”.
The company has demanded that Apple to stop its trademark infringement immediately, otherwise it would work with 8 creditor banks including Bank of China to ask relevant authorities to seize Apple’s infringing goods.
Proview International claims it registered a trademark for “ipad” in the EU, China, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia and other countries from 2000 to 2004, and transferred the trademark in EU to Apple early 2010, but it stills holds the trademark in China.
This is a logical outcome from the US unilateral action of seizing domains which are out operating out of US jurisdiction.
For ever action there is a reaction is a time tested saying.
It would be faulty to conclude that the US if the only country on earth to that has an interest in controlling the Internet.
So if the US is entitled to seize domains and products at the drop of the hat, other countries with their own agenda might be expected to do the same.