Apple Seeks Ban on Galaxy Branded Products Across Europe

Apple originally asked a federal court in Germany to place a ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 across Europe, a decision that the court decided to follow through with and later revoked due to the questionable legality of enacting the ban in countries outside of Germany’s jurisdiction. The lift on the ban did not stop Apple from pursuing its removal of Samsung’s Galaxy lineup of products from European shelves, as the Cupertino-based company is now asking a court in the Netherlands to enact a Europe-wide ban on not only the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but all of Samsung’s Galaxy branded products.

Samsung devices that would be affected should Apple’s request prevail would include the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S, and Galaxy S II. The trial will take place in a Dutch court on September 15 and an injunction, if found necessary, will take effect no sooner than October 13. Apple’s request for injunction on the sale of Galaxy products stems from its lawsuit against Samsung, in which it accuses the handset maker of copying the look and feel of the iPhone among other devices.


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