Ban On Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Lifted In Australia
Now this will certainly add more fuel to the fire that was sparked with the beginning of the legal battle between Apple and Samsung. The ban on sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been lifted.
Few months ago, an Australian court judge Justice Annabelle Bennett had banned sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 after Apple filed the case, accusing Samsung of copying the design of Tablet from iPad.
Samsung was quick to appeal against the verdict and file a counter-lawsuit against Apple, accusing Apple of patent infringement and seeking a ban on the sales of many Apple devices including iPhone 4S in Australia and many European countries where Samsung and Apple were taking their battles to courts.
Samsung lost against Apple in various European courts and in Australia. Apple was free to launch iPhone 4S sales in Australia.
Lawyer Neil Young, representing Samsung said that Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be “dead” if it did not get released in Australian market before Christmas. The earlier order of the ban has been reversed by the Federal court.
Though, Apple has announced the plans of appealing against this verdict in High Court, it remains to be seen whether Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be banned again, given the fact that Samsung has made some changes in its design. The legal conflict between Apple and Samsung is creating concern in Europe.
The lawsuit filed by Samsung against Apple will be heard in March 2012.
With the court battle saga becoming intense, Samsung also took this battle to media by poking fun at Apple enthusiasts in a commercial.
Source: Apple Insider