“Late yesterday, China’s Hong Kong IP Department granted Apple thirteen new design patents relating to the iPad 2,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The designs cover Apple’s Black, White and 3G iPad 2 models in a series of both photographic and illustrative design styles,” Purcher reports. “Apple has dramatically revved up their legal machinery in China this past year as the stream of granted design patents have dramatically risen.”

Purcher reports, “Just in September alone Apple was granted 40 design wins for iOS graphic elements, the MacBook Air and even their Shanghai Apple Store architecture.”

Full article, with Apple's iPad 2 design patent illustrations, here.