Apple's iPad has been cleared for sale after a Shanghai court turned down a sales injunction request made by Proview Technology as the two companies argue over who owns the rights to the iPad trademarked name.
The dispute between Apple and Proview is one that is playing out in multiple Chinese courts, with some rulings going Apple's way and others being decided in Proview's favor.
The Shanghai decision is the latest in the complicated and messy dispute between the two companies.
On Thursday, the Pudong District People's Court rejected Proview's requested temporary sales ban on the iPad in a written decision, according to a Reuters report. Proview lawyers told Reuters the decision was the wrong one to be made and that an appeal is planned.
Proview and its creditors, which include the Bank of China, China Minsheng Banking and China Merchants Bank, would prefer to settle with Apple out of court rather than continue the dispute in court, according to a reports from Reuters and Bloomberg Businessweek.