Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban Lifted in EU Except Germany

Ershad K. 16 Aug 2011

The preliminary injunction on Samsung which prohibited the Korean manufacturer from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European Union (EU) except Netherlands has now been changed by the court in Düsseldorf.

"It is not clear if the court can forbid a company based in Korea to sell its products in other countries than Germany," said a spokesman at the Düsseldorf district court Tuesday.

Samsung had raised an objection against the initial injunction by Apple stressing the difference between Samsung GmbH in Germany and Samsung Korea. However, neither Samsung in Korea nor its German subsidiary are allowed to sell the product in Germany. The case is related to the design of Samsung's tablet, which Apple claims is a copy of its iPad.

"Samsung is fully committed to providing our innovative mobile devices to the market without disruption, and ensuring that consumers have a wider selection of innovative products to choose from," the company said in a statement. "We look forward to the opportunity to reassert our intellectual property rights at the hearing scheduled on August 25."

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