For a while now Apple and Samsung have taking part in their own little courtroom war, with Apple stating that the Galaxy Tab is a copy of the iPad and iPad 2. Yesterday Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 was banned from sale in all areas of Europe except for the Netherlands, by The Regional Court of Dusseldorf.
After which Samsung released a statement showing that they aren’t too happy with the German courts decision and play to defend their intellectual property rights in order tot get their tablet selling once more:
“Samsung is disappointed with the court’s decision and we intend to act immediately to defend our intellectual property rights through the on-going legal proceedings in Germany and will continue to actively defend these rights throughout the world.
“We will take all necessary measures to ensure Samsung’s innovative mobile communications devices are available to customers in Europe and around the world.
“This decision by the court in Germany in no way influences other legal proceedings filed with the courts in Europe and elsewhere.”
In their statement they mention ‘other legal proceedings’, this refers to the up oncoming case within the Netherlands, where a decision is expected to be made in the next few days, but this isn’t the last court case between the two, Apple have filed another case against Samsung in the US, which is not only against the Galaxy Tab but also the Infuse 4G, Galaxy S 4G and the Droid Charge.
But this is not Apple’s first victory and probably won’t be their last, earlier this month they also managed to win the case in Austraila to ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and they are certainly not going to stop until the Galaxy Tab has been banned worldwide.
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