Apple company has been combating a very long fight with Chinese company Proview within the right to utilize the name “iPad” in China. The issue is a result of the sale of the iPad name trademark to Apple in 2009 for $54,000. The sale was handled by British isles organization IP Application Development on behalf of Proview Taiwan, but father or mother company Proview Technological innovation deemed the sale invalid, and therefore statements it still holds the droit d'exploitation to the name.What followed was a number of lawsuits demanding $1.6 million and then $38 million for copyright encroachment. As the iPad was already on discount sales in China, additionally, it meant the threat of it becoming taken off store shelves, a threat made real by Proview demanding an importance and export ban of the “Made in China” tablet. If that happened, Apple would have no way of manufacturing and supplying the iPad to any marketplace, not only China.The dispute went to court in Guangdong where the two companies were urged to come to some kind of agreement. That agreement has now happened with Apple paying $60 million in order to settle the dispute and go forward.Although almost double the amount previous compensation demand from Proview, it’s pocket change for Apple. It is important is that the Chinese market remains wide open for the sale of iPads, and Apple can freely manufacture and export the tablet.With any luck , it also means that Apple has finally collateralized around the world possession of the iPad name and will not face anymore lawsuits from Proview, or any other company for that matter.