When Apple first announced the iPad, it did not own the trademark on the name. Now, after some negotiating with Fujitsu, it does, and just in time for its touch-screen tablet to go on sale next week.
The blog PatentAuthority tracked down the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office document Friday that shows Fujitsu turned the iPad trademark over to Apple officially on March 17. Though it's not disclosed, we can assume that Fujitsu was compensated in some way for assigning that trademark, which it has owned since 2003, to Apple.
Here's the document showing Apple's ownership … Read more