Apple has secured a permanent ban on the sale of Galaxy Tab in Germany
The war between Apple and Samsung is in full swing, and it does not seem that Samsung managed to achieve certain victories in this war. In the meantime, only Apple is celebrating victory: this company has succeeded in imposing a permanent ban on the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. Prior to this, the ban was temporary; sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 were banned in Germany at the time of litigation. Well, now the ban has changed from temporary to permanent. And yes, the temporary ban on the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe is still in effect, which does not particularly affect Samsung's business.
Not so long ago, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 was banned from selling throughout Europe. The ban is still temporary, with the possible transformation of the status of “temporary” into the status of “permanent”. The device even had to be removed from Samsung stands at IFA.
Bloomberg reports that the design of the Galaxy Tab and the Apple iPad have not been specifically compared. The patented images of the iPad and Galaxy Tab were compared. According to the judge, Samsung made its devices very similar to the iPad, and this violated the law. Of course, for Samsung this all turns out to be a loss, and company representatives have already said that the court’s decision limits innovation in design, in particular, and in general the development of the industry.
Litigation between Apple and Samsung is still ongoing, and it is not yet clear how long this will last. Probably, everything should be decided as early as this month.