Shanghai court suspends iPad trademark ruling

SHANGHAI (AP) ? Lawyers say a Shanghai court has suspended proceedings in a lawsuit by a Chinese electronics maker against Apple Inc. over use of the iPad trademark in China.

A lawyer representing Shenzhen Proview Technology, Ma Dongxiao, says Thursday that the court stopped proceedings, citing a pending case on the trademark fight in a higher court.

The Guangdong High Court is due to hear an appeal by Apple on Feb. 29. against a lower court decision that favored Proview.

A lawyer for Apple likewise confirmed the Shanghai court decision.

Proview was seeking an injunction to stop Apple from selling iPads in Shanghai.

The companies are feuding over whether Proview sold the rights to the mainland Chinese iPad trademark to Apple in a deal in 2009.