Apple Wins EU Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 But Not on Galaxy Tab 10.1N
Apple has won a ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 in the European Union but failed to receive a similar ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, reports The Verge.
The ruling from the Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court in Germany upheld a previous decision by the Dusseldorf Regional Court which claimed the 10.1N redesign was distinct enough from the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 that an injunction was not warranted.
In response to that decision Samsung said:
Samsung welcomes the court's ruling which confirms our position that the GALAXY Tab 10.1N does not infringe Apple's intellectual property and does not infringe laws against unfair competition. Should Apple continue to make legal claims based on such a generic design patent, design innovation and progress in the industry could be restricted.
It wasn't so positive about the ban on the Galaxy 7.7 however:
Samsung is disappointed with the court's ruling. We will continue to take all available measures, including legal action, to protect our intellectual property rights and defend against Apple's claims to ensure our products remain available to consumers throughout the European Union.