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Samsung Gets European Ban on Galaxy Tab Partially Lifted


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Samsung can sell its Galaxy Tab in Europe, a German court ruled Tuesday. Sort of. When it comes to facing down Apple in court, you take any victory you can get.

The Wall Street Journal reports a Dusseldorf court reversed its own decision, which last week banned the South Korean company from selling the tablet in the EU and throughout Europe, except the Netherlands. Tuesday, the court ruled it can only ban Samsung from selling in Germany. The original ban still applies to Samsung’s German operations, however.

If confusing, Samsung welcomed the partial victory, all the same. Last week’s decision had yanked the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 from European shelves, including the UK. Analysts have said Europe could be a friendlier battleground

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for non-Apple tablets, given the iPad maker has less of a presence.

Samsung’s tablet still is banned in Australia.


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