Whoops. Apple may have an iPad problem in Brazil. CU Medical Systems’ i-PAD NF1200 is a “semi-automated external defibrillator” distributed by Transform Tecnologia de Ponta, which registered the name with Brazil’s National Industrial Property Institute (INPI) last year, reports “The Register” (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/13/brazilian_ipad).

Alathea Silver of CU Medical Systems says, “No one has been in contact with us about the iPad name.” Brazilian media say the company has asked INPI to hand over the title, but if that fails, “it will have to do the unthinkable and actually cough hard cash for exclusive Brazilian iPad rights,” says “The Register.”