Apple now owns the iPad trademark. The trademark was filed by Fujitsu in March of 2003 for their iPad wireless handheld computing device used by retailers. Records at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office show that the trademark was assigned to Apple on March 17, reports the Patent Authority (http://patentauthority.com/2010/03/apple-buys-ipad-trademark-from-fujitsu/).
As of January, it was reported Apple had reportedly taken advantage of the fact that Fujitsu stopped responding to requests by the US Patent and Trademark Office, who declared the “iPad” name “abandoned,” then began pursing it again last year. Apple had filed three petitions to extend the deadline to take the name away from Fujitsu.