“The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have to be removed from sale across Europe following a judgment in a German court.. The tablet, which launched in Britain last week, must now be removed from shelves and Samsung must stop marketing it,” Shane Richmond reports for The Telegraph.
“The Regional Court of Dusseldorf has granted Apple a preliminary injunction against the sale and marketing of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 across all of Europe except the Netherlands,” Richmond reports. “It is possible to apply for a pan-European injunction in any country which, if upheld, covers all of the EU. The judge backed Apple’s claim that Samsung’s tablet infringed on its patents and copied elements of the iPad 2.”
“While Samsung can appeal against the judgment, the injunction will still stand in the meantime. Any appeal would be heard in around four weeks’ time and would be heard by the same judge,” Richmond reports. “An Apple spokesman said: ‘It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.'”
Richmond reports, “The is the second injunction that Apple has obtained against Samsung’s rival tablet. The Australian launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was delayed indefinitely last week after Apple filed a complaint with the Federal Court of Australia.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Boom!
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Steve learned something from ol’ Walt Disney…protect your IP no matter what, no matter where.
Boom..U.S. is next. Spamsung
I wonder why The Netherlands are exempted. This POS should be banned from our shelves too.
The Netherlands, while part of the EU, did not consent to total adherence to the EU governing body. By rejecting the EU constitution, the Netherlands cannot be held to the standards, and unified courts/laws of the EU.
Apple will go to court on wensday in the Netherlands. In reaction, Samsung also filed a complaint agains Apple.
Yes, Samsung, Google, et al. even copy Apple’s complaints! Sad pathetic “little” companies…
As if Apple needs help selling the iPad.
Those Samy bastards.
I don’t think this is the point. This is a question of right and wrong. Stealing is wrong and Samsung is paying the price.
Looks like Sam had Sung the wrong song……..”I wanna be just like youuuuuuu’
I like your Boom ! ….remembering Steve….
Probably saved Samsung’s marketing department a gazillion dollars from having to promote and advertise a dud.
Oh, boy! GO APPLE GO!!! Keep protecting your IP by any means open to you.
In this economy that’s gotta hurt, somewhere.
Dear LG, you couldn’t have picked the worst timing to follow Samsung, though it’s still and alleged status.
Boycott Samsung; vote with your wallets.
Samsung was down by nearly 5% yesterday (markets are closed for the day across Asia right now). Wonder how it will fare tomorrow while the rest of the market is looking up.
Great News! Today is a happy day for me 😀
…stay tuned… more to come…
Screw you SamDOOMED!
Expect some whining soon from samsung and googlepussies about the broken Patent system and how Apple is afraid to compete.
Check out the comments on the website this came from… the “googlepussies” are in full swing there.
Please god let it be so. Don’t let there be some idiot that comes out the woodworks to reverse the ruling.
On a funny note…..Apple is opening 5 new stores. One of them is in iGigli, actually it’s “I Gigli”, either way its the funniest thing I have heard today.
Your copycat business doesn’t look so good anymore SamDungHole!
It is quite apparent that Steve learned A LOT from B.Gates/Microsoft after the entire Windows/Mac OS debacle.
He will not make the mistake twice.
He didn’t make it the first time. It was that booze from Coke who did.
Pepsi , actually
Android as everyone has known it is doomed. I think it is funny that the USA Judge told Google’s lead attorney who could be the illegitimate brother to Obama.
Boy, from what I see after we get you CEO on the stand to explain this evidence it is a almost a certainty you are going to have to deal with a court ordered injunction. I advise you to you try and settle out of court first.
No wonder he was having a bad week when he exploded about ‘the man’ that was out to get Google and destroy Android.
Maybe FanDroids will riot in the streets like the street scum in the UK.
I guess racism really isn’t your thing, I least I hope it isn’t. Dork.