Judge ends years-long dispute over iPad trademark in Apple’s favor

Over the years, Apple has coined several product names that have become staples in the world of technology: iPod, iPhone, iPad. Each of those has become a synonym for the product type it represents. Plenty of non-tech enthusiasts call iPads even tablets that aren’t made by Apple because iPads are just so ubiquitous.
Before Apple introduced iPads to the world, however, another company was already using the name for its products. RXD Media, a company that offers cloud storage, used “ipad” as part of its IPAD.mobi platform two years prior to the release of the Apple iPad. The company launched …

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