“Chinese apples” is an English term for pomegranate. Pomegranates seem to be plentiful these days, but there is another Chinese apple that is facing extinction: the Apple iPad.

Recently, a Chinese court determined that Chinese tech company Proview Technology (Shenzen) Co. Ltd. was the owner of the mark “iPad” in China. Proview obtained a registration of iPad in 2001, and the court found that Apple had produced no evidence that Proview obtained that registration in bad faith. Apple claims it bought the rights to iPad from Proview, but the court disagreed and found Apple liable for infringement.

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