Apple acquires iPad Trademark

Apple Inc., which has plans release its much-anticipated new iPad tablet computer on April 3, has received has finally acquired the rights to its name from Japan’s Fujitsu, records with the US Patent & Trademark Office revealed.

Now, other than Apple can not use the iPad trademark, which was first sought by Fujitsu in 2003. The development will also remove a potential legal battle over the name with the Japanese firm.

The upcoming 9.7-inch device is a touch-screen computer that falls between a laptop and a smartphone.

The Apple’s iPad provide access to Web pages, e-mail, music, videos and electronic books. Apple’s iPad is rumored to offer DRM e-books as well.