Feeds

Apple pries iPad moniker from Fujitsu

But again: What about the bra?

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

A week and a day before Apple's "magical and revolutionary" iPad is scheduled to be released, Apple has finally acquired the rights to its name.

As The Reg reported, shortly after Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad to the world on January 27, Fujitsu piped up to let Jobs know that he was using someone else's property. "It's our understanding that the name is ours," said Fujitsu PR director Masahiro Yamane.

We can only guess the extent of back-room cajoling, bargaining, arm-twisting and carrot-and-sticking that has gone on since then, but on Friday patentauthority.com reported that Fujitsu has now legally transferred ownership of the iPad trademark to Apple.

No word yet, however, on Apple's negotiations with the makers of all those other iPads in the wild: a credit-card swiper, Korean defibrillator, pre-fab home, proposed residential tower, commercial-kitchen Bump Bar Unit, Internet Personal Access Device, operating system, memo-taking iPhone app, and cleavage-enhancing technology from a Canadian bra company.

Perhaps that latter company might partner with Apple for some speciality items - after all, Cupertino still sells iPod Socks. ®

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.