Apple wins German injunction and bans Galaxy Tab 7.7″ at the IFA


Rumors were true after all, Samsung had to pull out newly revealed Galaxy Tab 7.7″ from the IFA consumer- electronics show in Berlin after a Düsseldorf court on Friday September 2 granted Apple’s request to ban sales and marketing of the product, James Chung, a Seoul-based spokesman for Samsung, said to Bloomberg by telephone today.

Samsung respects the court’s decision,” Chung said, adding that the company believes it “severely limits consumer choice in Germany.” He also added that Samsung will pursue all available options, including legal action, to defend its intellectual property rights.

Samsung and Apple, are involved in legal disputes across three continents (North America, Australia and Europe), as Apple — also one of the biggest customers for the South Korean manufacturer’s chips and displays — claims the Galaxy devices copied its iPhone and iPad.


source Bloomberg