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.
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.”