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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Banned from Sale in European Union

Written on August 10, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Apple was granted a preliminary injunction, preventing Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being sold in Europe.

seems to be facing some troubles with regards to its newly launched . Recently, the Regional Court of Dusseldorf in Germany allowed to file a preliminary injunction against Samsung, barring it from selling and promoting the in any European countries except for The Netherlands.

As affirmed by the court, Apple claims that Samsung’s tablet breached their patents and even copied most parts of the .

Apple alleged that the Galaxy Tab imitates the iPad and infringes on various intellectual property rights owned by Apple. Apple asked the Landgericht (district court) of Düsseldorf, Germany, to order an injunction under which Samsung is threatened with fines of up to EUR 250,000 (US$ 350,000) for each violation or imprisonment of Samsung’s management in the event of continued infringement. Those are standard sanctions under German tort law for contempt of a preliminary injunction.

Although Samsung could appeal on this ruling, it would take them at least four weeks before they can do so.

is said to be the second continent where the selling of Galaxy Tab has been barred. A week ago, the device’s launching was delayed in Australia as the company agreed to the preliminary injunction requested by Apple for that country. These cases might bring harm to Samsung’s marketing outlook, especially now that Apple is attempting to ban the sales of all Galaxy devices in the U.S.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VV524RUDKOJMYVVHC2WJ6UVAN4 Danni

    Apple Ipads are the biggest waste of money available.

    So….. all Apple-trolls please form an orderly cue at the Genius desk to waste your money. Don’t know why I bother saying it, they could put an apple logo on a turd and Apple-trolls would still buy it.

    You gotta love marketing!

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