A Chinese regulator has ordered Apple to stop selling two versions of its iPhone 6 in Beijing, after finding that violated design patents to a competitor, but the company says the percentage of iPhone sales are positive, while plans to make a appeal against the measure taken by the regulator.
The ruling of a court of intellectual property is the last legal obstacle to the Cupertino company its second largest global market (China) after the suspension of its iTunes movie service in April. The company also faces increasing competition from local brands such as Huawei and Xiaomi, which have gained considerable market share.
The order by the Beijing court said the models iPhone 6 and 6 Plus looked too similar to the model 100 C Beili Shenzhen, a small Chinese brand of smartphones and other electronic devices. The order was issued in May but was released this week by the press of China.
For now, the Cupertino company suspended its iBooks and iTunes services films in April, this action was taken due to an order made by Chinese regulators. The company said it hoped to resume service soon before filing an appeal.
In May, Apple suffered another setback when a court ruled that a Chinese company is allowed to use the trademark "iPhone" in their handbags, wallets and other leather goods, but as the Cupertino company is not satisfied with the resolution , will appeal to the same and to have absolute rights to the name of the tablet.
It seems that China walks taking seriously protectionist measures to small and medium enterprises to maintain local competitiveness and not fall at a disadvantage against large companies like Apple.