IPad? That's So 2002, Fujitsu Says Claiming Rights to Name
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 29/01/2010 00:38
It's sleek. It's mobile. It has a touchscreen.
It's Fujitsu's 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 claims iPad name after Apple launch
Fujitsu has taken some of the shine off Apple's iPad euphoria after pointing out that it has already applied to trademark the name to use for a handheld computing device.
Fujitsu, the Japanese technology company, applied to use the iPad name in 2003 to brand a model of handheld devices used in American grocery stores to monitor stock levels, although its application with the US Patent Office is still outstanding.