Mi Pad vs iPad: Apple wins the trademark lawsuit against Xiaomi
by Daniel Petrov / Dec 05, 2017, 8:26 AM
"The dissimilarity between the signs at issue, resulting from the presence of the additional letter ‘m’ at the beginning of ”Mi Pad“, is not sufficient to offset the high degree of visual and phonetic similarity between the two signs," said the the EU General Court in a statement, dealing a blow to any potential Xiaomi tablet sales in the lucrative market, unless it changes the naming scheme, of course.
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Why not change the name to Xiaomi pad
posted on Dec 05, 2017, 8:42 AM 1
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This is complete and utter crap on Apple's part. Xaiomi names all their products with the prefix "Mi." However just because it's an Android tablet competing with Apple's iPad they sue. They do the same thing with Samsung. Literally every single smartphone in history has had swipe to unlock, yet since Samsung is Apple's main competitor they only sue them. They also sued Samsung for design similarities, because of the home button. The home button. How many other phones have a home button that Apple hasn't sued? A lot. The majority of phones have physical home buttons. But they only sued because it was Samsung. Why haven't they sued Google for their Pixel devices for their similarity to the iPhone? Because they're not a main competitor in the smartphone world. Google got fined Billions of dollars for "anti-competitive" acts by placing ads for Google products on Google. That is not at all "anti-competitive." You might as well sue and fine Apple for having a website showing off their products. Yet when Apple shuts down smaller companies just because they won't provide them with the products they want they're not sued or fined. It's because Apple sucks off every law maker in the US and the EU.
posted on Dec 05, 2017, 11:10 AM 2
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