Italy Rejects Samsung Call For Early Ban on iPhone 4S Sales

Italy Rejects Samsung Call For Early Ban on iPhone 4S Sales

South Korean smartphone maker Samsung learned a lesson about the pace of Italian justice Friday. A Mulan court rejected the company’s call for a preliminary injunction against sales of the iPhone 4S. This is Samsung’s second denial in Italy, a court refused to block the iPhone 4S in that nation back in October.

Samsung has become very adept at having its bans rejected. In December, a French court denied an attempt to ban iPhone 4S sales there, calling the effort “disproportionate” and ordering the phone maker pay Apple $133,400 in legal costs.

Samsung will have to wait until an Italian patent-infringement trial gets underway.

  • ddevito


    These bans (or attempts) by both companies are ridiculous and need to be stopped. it only hurts the consumer

  • jman467

    Mulan ? Is there a previously unknown Chinese community in northern Italy ? 

  • nolavabo

    A “Mulan” court? As in the legendary Chinese heroine that most of us learnt about from Disney? Come to think of it the judgement of a brave, noble warrior girl would be preferable to the Italian court system.

    Please fix that typo, Ed. You’re usually more careful.

  • ArrowSmith

     Apple started this with their attempts to ban Samsung phones and tablets.

  • ddevito

    Agreed. But Samsung has copied Apple in their defense.

    As a Galaxy nexus owner I love my phone but also love that it isn’t plagued with Sammy’s TouchWiz UI. That UI is a blatant copy of iOS icons it’s insane.

  • UncaughtException

    Run to mommy.

  • Pinko Maxfrata Pallino

    a Mulan Curt??? ahahahha ma che vi siete fumati??? …. a MILAN Court… Court of Milan City. 

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Ed SutherlandEd Sutherland is a veteran technology journalist who first heard of Apple when they grew on trees, Yahoo was run out of a Stanford dorm and Google was an unknown upstart. Since then, Sutherland has covered the whole technology landscape, concentrating on tracking the trends and figuring out the finances of large (and small) technology companies.

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