Apple is in the middle of a legal battle with Chinese company Proview, who originally owned the rights to the iPad trademark before they sold it to Apple for a reported $55,000.
Proview claims that the sale did not include the rights to the trademark in China, one court has already sided with Proview, although Apple are appealing the decision and now another court in China has ruled against Apple.
The Intermediate People’s Court in Huizhou, a city in southern China’s Guangdong province, has ruled that distributors of the device should stop selling the tablet in China, although it doesn’t look like this ruling affects the whole of China.
Apple has said that the case is still pending with the main court in mainland China, and they have appealed to the High Court in China against the original Proview ruling.
It isn’t clear whether the ban from the Intermediate People’s Court in Huizhou, a city in southern China’s Guangdong province, will come into place when the main case is being appealed through the High court in China.