Citing a violation of design patents, the Beijing Intellectual Property Office has ordered Apple to halt sales of its latest iPhone models on the territory of the city, Bloomberg reports. The ruling claims that Apple has infringed on the patent rights of local device manufacturer Shenzhen Baili, deeming the design of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus too similar to the Chinese company’s 100C phone series. Apple can still appeal the ruling which will allow the company to continue selling its phones during the process. According to IP specialist Ted Chwu, Apple can object the decision in multiple venues including Beijing Higher People’s Court and the Supreme People’s…

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