Apple wins court order blocking Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from sale in Europe

“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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[Attribution: Financial Informer Handelsblatt. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “travis lewis” for the heads up.]

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35 Comments

    1. 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.

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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