According to reports, Apple lost a legal battle against Proview Technology (Shenzhen) in 2011 after a Chinese court ruled the US company lacked evidence in its claim that Proview was infringing its trademark for the tablet computer.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.
Apple bought the rights for the global trademark, but Proview Technology (Shenzhen) retained the Chinese rights, the official Xinhua news agency has reported.
The China-based company has previously asked Apple to pay 10 billion yuan ($1.6bn) in compensation for trademark infringement.
Apple started selling its iPad in China in September 2010, after months of grey-market action among avid buyers unwilling to wait for the official launch.