Samsung Battles Galaxy Tab Ban in Germany
Samsung is doing all that it can to lift the ban on sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany. Today, the company appealed the Düsseldorf Regional Court’s ruling from last week that, at Apple’s behest, bars it from distributing the product in the country. The grounds for the appeal were not clear, though in the past Samsung has claimed the injunction is harmful to consumers and the broader industry.
In a statement issued last Friday, Samsung said it was “disappointed with this ruling and believes it severely limits consumer choice in Germany,” adding that it “also believes that by imposing an injunction based on this very generic design right, this ruling restricts design innovation and progress in the industry.”
Samung’s appeal of the Düsseldorf court’s ruling follows reports earlier today that the South Korean company has sued Apple for patent infringement in France.