Apple vs. Samsung IP Smackdown: Court Grants EU Galaxy Injunction



It looks like Apple may have won round two in the global fight against Samsung in the tablet turf wars.

German news agency DPA just reported that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Apple's certificate of registration of the enforced intellectual property right.

Distribution of what Apple called a copycat computer is now verboten in the entire European Union-27 (except for the Netherlands, which may have its own suit) Fosspatents says.

It’s the second hit to Samsung, which lost a similar case August 1 in Australia and makes news just as one analyst predicts that Apple faced serious competition in the Eurozone over tablets.

The prelim injunction is all about the design — which if you take a look at the certificate of registration of the enforced intellectual property right from Apple looks pretty much like any small, flat-screen computer, the very definition of “tablet.”

Via FOSSpatents


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