Apple Restrict Samsung from Retailing Galaxy Tab in Europe

Apple has been successful in acquiring a preliminary injunction against Samsung restricting the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the whole of European country only leaving off Netherlands, as reported by FOSS Patents.

Apple was the first to drag Samsung to court for copying the design and features of its iPhone and iPad devices in April. Here, the leading German news agency, dpa, has just revealed that Apple has been considered a preliminary injunction as against Samsung’s Android based Galaxy Tab 10.1, restricting the distribution of the company product to the whole European Union excluding Netherlands.

FOSS Patents says that the preliminary injunction in Germany has came into immediate effect. FOSS Patents also note that in a near term hearing this decision could be reverse but they also revealed that proceedeing could take more than a year.

Samsung is slap with a fine of up-to $350,000 for each continued violation or an imprisonment for the company management for up-to two years.

[Via iClarified]

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