“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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