The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has now been banned from being sold in Germany for “clear impression of similarity” towards the Apple iPad.
Samsung have said that they are disappointed with this ruling and believe it severely limits consumer choice in Germany. Samsung will actively and immediately appeal this ruling to protect our intellectual property rights. Apple still have not commented on the court’s ruling.
Apple have been firing law suits at companies for weeks now, all in hope to stop sales of other products that are a threat to Apple. Earlier this year, a German court granted an injunction against sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in most of Europe, the decision was later reversed. Instead the court decided that it would only effect Germany.
Samsung was also planning to show off the Galaxy Tab 7.7 at the IFA trade, but Apple managed to get the tablet removed from the show floor too.Further reading: Galaxy Tab, Samsung