Xiaomi lost a several-year battle in the court of Apple. The same is true that the Mi Pad brand can not be registered in Europe.
Xiaomi wanted to register the Mi Pad brand in Europe three years ago. For this purpose, the Chinese company has made the appropriate application. However, Apple responded immediately to this situation, which said that the name "Mi Pad" too closely resembles the "iPad". Now the whole dispute has been resolved. The EU court ruled unequivocally that Xiaomi can not register the Mi Pad brand as an EU trade mark. The name given was found to be too similar to Apple's. I think it's a good decision. The average consumer, not looking at trends and technological innovations, could really be confused if he gave him the iPad and Mi Pad. Especially that in terms of appearance, both tablets look almost the same, and Xiaomi likes to model themselves on Apple devices. It is worth adding that the process itself lasted for a long time, as it was three years. Xiaomi submitted her application to EUIPO a few years ago, and from today will have to respond to the decision of the court. Of course, the Chinese can appeal against the ruling, but it will take some time for them to see what movement they will make of the latter. Source: Reuters