A display manufacturer in China who had sold the rights to the iPad name, is using legal trickery to prevent Apple from continueing to use the iPad name. According to the reports, Apple bought the rights from them for the name in 10 countries, including China. Preview Technologies who is in financial trouble, is somehow changing the rules and demanding $1.6B from Apple. They have already gotten the "court" in their hometown to allow the police to confiscate any iPads they find. Now they are trying to get an export ban on all iPads. If that happens, no one will get an iPad.
They may be able to rebox everything and remove all reference to iPad, but I suspect that this is one case where Apple needs to flex their muscle and smash these people. From what little I can find on the subject, the company is failing and is using this as a last resort means of bailing theirselves out.