Politics may be on Apple’s side in trademark dispute in China

PC World:

Politics could tip the scales in Apple’s favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China. But some legal experts remain divided on whether it will be enough to help the U.S. tech giant avoid a ban of its iconic tablet in the country. Stan Abrams, an intellectual property lawyer and professor at Beijing’s Central University of Finance and Economics says, “The political argument in itself does favor Apple.” But Zhao Zhanling, a legal expert on China’s information technology law said Apple’s arguments were unconvincing. “I think there is little hope Apple will win,” he said.