Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction against Samsung in Germany
A German court has issued a preliminary injunction preventing Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in every EU nation except the Netherlands. According to This is My Next:
It’s not actually a patent issue, but rather one of trademarked design: Apple has an EU design registration on the iPad, and it says Samsung is illegally copying that design with the Galaxy Tab. German courts are relatively quick to grant injunctions in IP cases, so this isn’t some huge victory for Apple, and it’s not permanent yet: Samsung can still appeal the injunction, and it’s still possible it can win the German case in general as well.
In the meantime though, you won't be able to buy a Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe. Samsung has issued a statement, saying:
The request for injunction was filed with no notice to Samsung, and the order was issued without any hearing or presentation of evidence from Samsung.
More on the story at This is My Next.