“Samsung Electronics Co is considering legal action to ban sales of Apple’s new iPhone, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, in what could be its strongest step to defend against claims by the U.S. firm that the South Korean firm had copied its product designs,” Miyoung Kim reports for Reuters.
“The source declined to elaborate further on where Samsung planned to take legal actions and the Maeil Business Newspaper reported that the South Korean firm may seek injunction request on Apple’s new iPhone in Europe,” Kim reports. “Apple has not produced a new version of its best-selling iPhone for more than a year. The product is crucial for the world’s No.1 smartphone maker to keep its strong sales momentum as Samsung is quickly closing on the gap with its Galaxy line of products.”
Kim reports, “Media reports have said Apple’s product will go one sale in October.”
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Samsung to seek iPhone 5 ban in Korea – September 19, 2011