Apple has lost its attempt to have its trademark extended to cover clothing and other items in China.

The company has lost an appeal against a recent judgment by the Chinese courts. Apple had tried to assert a trademark claim against Guangdong Apples Industrial Co, but lost that initial case, so it appealed.

Apple wanted to claim patent for clothing, hats and shoes, reports AFP.

Guangdong Apples Industrial Co has registered a trademark for itself that features an apple with a bite taken out of it.