Apple has come a tad unstuck in Brazil over its omnipotent and paradigm-redefining iPad, because the name is already registered to a South Korean defibrillator manufacturer. The IPAD defibrillator CU Medical Systems' i-PAD NF1200 is a "semi-automated external defibrillator" distributed by Transform Tecnologia de Ponta, which …
Lets hope apple has to pay a fortune out and realise sticking an I in front of there tat does not entitle them to trample on other companies.
Let's hope that you buy a dictionary.
Apple should have a capital letter (to distinguish it from the fruit).
'There' should be 'their'.
Your local, unfriendly, pedant who just wants a written language we can all share.
Surely not actually a clash of trademarks?
I thought trademarks were only exclusive within an industry, where there might be confusion, not across the entire span of human endeavour.
So I could trademark Micro-Soft pillows without getting sued by the beast of redmond, but couldn't set up a software firm using that name unless I had very deep pockets and the desire for a fight.
The strange case of the software pillow
"So I could trademark Micro-Soft pillows without getting sued by the beast of redmond"
I wouldn't be so sure. There is significant overlap with Vista.
Steve's going to be hopping mad!
Who'd have thought that their brand department didn't do a proper sweep before they launched with that name.
Well done to the Koreans!
Paris because she never seems to get a look-in these days.
There's a zap for that.
No, the other I-PAD.
Change your pads name. Not that big of a deal.
Sent from my ambulance
Not sure why this requires a unique name in Brazil (and why not South Korea too?).
One is a piece of first aid equipment the other is a glorified PDA, and both have very different function and couldn't be easily mistaken.
If Apple feel they can't co-exist then they should pay out for the name as they came to the party late.
But really - is there any danger of confusion? Not more than once, surely :-)
ipad in korean probably doesnt mean anything. i guess its called an <insert korean text here>
Glorified PDA? Dude.... You're going to get SO flamed.
(even though I agree ;) )
"Glorified PDA? Dude.... You're going to get SO flamed."
And sued for libel. By PDA makers.
Only one way to settle this --FIGHT!
In the red corner -- device with only one purpose in mind
In the blue corner - device designed to have many uses
Blue loses in first round after being unable to cope with an attempted resuscitation.
Unfortunatley there are no pictures.
I'm sure that the IPAD defib has the ability to use flash.
buy them out, there is no point messing about :D
No nurse..not that one.
Let's hope there's no confusion when someone is crashing :)
Apple invented the apple too
Apple has been busy pouncing on companies in all sorts of markets who they think infringe on their doubleplusgood IP, even going after grocers with apple-like logos.
What's in a name....
A long time ago before the Apple iStore(tm), Apple sold the Macintosh Performa through it's dealer network.
El Reg readers who regularly read NSFW articles might also be familiar with a product on the market in the UK using the Performa name. I wonder if it offers protection from being screwed by Apple ?
Paris - OBVIOUSLY!
There are similarities though.
They're both seen with cocks and leave you with a numb feeling.
Paris, obviously indeed.
Why pick a fight with the South Koreans?
...When it would have been much more entertaining for everyone if they picked a fight with their Northern neighbours.
My PC has blown up
I plugged the wrong ipad into my PC
The iPad's had a Brazilian.
I wondered how they got the case so smooth.
PH knows all about Brazilians.
When it said "Brazilian", I thought you were going to describe some kind of "app" that involved the shaving of pubes.
More than a couple of things in common
Looking at this i-PAD, I don't think it supports multi-tasking or has a USB port. I think I'll be sticking with my ecg-pc for now.
Just waiting for the first bettery defect
Where someone gets a shock off their shiny new status symbol, and the Koreans sue them for entering a market where the trademark is already taken...
While the iPad has no known powers of resuscitation
"While the iPad has no known powers of resuscitation"
What? The Jesus Pad can't resuscitate? How...
Oh, sorry, mixed it up with the Jesus Phone, my bad.