Strangely, Apple still attempted to sue Proview for trademark infringement in China, claiming the 2009 sale covered both Taiwan and China.
The Municipal Intermediate People's Court in Shenzhen, however, rejected Apple's case.
After winning the case, financially struggling Hong Kong-based, Proview Technology, which owns the iPad trademark for China, will now seek compensation from Apple for use of the name.
Proview is under debt restructuring administration by a Chinese management consultancy, which now wants to make Apple pay for what will be considered its infringement of Proview's iPad trademark in China.
Hejun Vanguard Group, the Chinese management consultant, is quoted as saying that Apple's copyright infringement is clear and that it has been selling iPads in China since September last year in defiance of the laws. The more iPads that Apple sells the more compensation it will have to pay Proview, a Hejun spokesman said in Xinhua.
Hejun is reportedly seeking $1.6 billion from Apple for the unfettered right to use the iPad trademark.
Apple, however, has the right of appeal.