One Week Extension Won By Apple On The Samsung’s Tablet Ban In Australia

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The joy getting the ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 seems to be short-lived for Samsung as the ban has been extended for one week.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 had been banned in Australia after Justice Annabelle Bennett agreed with Apple that the design of tablet had been copied from iPad. This sparked a series of lawsuits that Samsung and Apple filed against each other in Australia and many other countries. Apple emerged victorious in most of the legal battles.

The ban on the sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 had been lifted in Australia earlier this week.

However, on 1 December 2011, Australian High Court Justice Dyson Heydon announced that the nationwide ban of Samsung’s tablet will remain in effect till 9 December 2011. By the time, a verdict on from a court is expected with regard to the options of Apple. It is to be decided whether Apple would have the right to appeal a recent lower court decision to lift embargo.

In its lawsuits against Apple, Samsung is seeking ban on the sales of iPhone in Australia. The court hearing is supposed to take place in March 2012. Samsung is under investigation from European Competition Commission on whether it is using patent laws to settle scores with its competitors.

Source: Apple Insider

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