Summary Box: China faces conflict in iPad row

TOUGH CHOICE: In Apple’s dispute over the iPad trademark, Chinese officials can either side with a struggling Chinese company that a court says owns the name or with a global brand that has created hundreds of thousands of jobs.

DETERMINING FACTOR: Experts say Beijing’s political priorities rather than the courts will prevail.

WHAT’S AT STAKE: Shenzhen Proview Technology has a strong case under Chinese trademark law, but that could quickly change if Beijing decides to intervene, legal experts say.