Galaxy Tab Banned In Europe

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  1. SamAsh07
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    The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung had a sizable new development this morning when a German court granted Apple a preliminary injunction barring sales of Samsung's new tablet, the Galaxy Tab, throughout the European Union.

    The device, which Apple claims infringes on various intellectual property rights and patents, was released earlier this year, but this setback could be critical for Samsung. Under German copyright law, Samsung could be fined up to $350,000 for each violation and company management could be imprisoned if infringement continues.

    The ban is in effect for all countries within the European Union, including France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Italy and the U.K. The only country where the ban won't be imposed is the Netherlands.[/p]

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    Apple fails. This is a proof of their failure. They will try to ban every tab that surpasses their pads.
     


  2. Waflix

    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    Yay Netherlands!
    But I can't find anywhere what they've infringed exactly.
     
  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    what are they gonna try and do next ban android?! [​IMG]
     
  4. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    How does Apple fail? lol
    Anyway, who sued first? All these sueing these days is hard to follow -.-

    Either way, dont think galaxy tab was selling that well anyway.
     
  5. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Apple, you pile of douchebags.
     
  6. Satangel

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    Wouldn't surprise me if the Galaxy Tab was the best selling tablet out there after the iPad (2).
     
  7. Nebz

    Nebz The N00b

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    I forgot all about that case @_@
    Is a ban really necessary at the moment? It makes me think things aren't going too well for Samsung.
     
  8. haflore

    haflore aeternaliter fluxa

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    I do wonder just which patents and intellectual properties they mean though...
     
  9. _Chaz_

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    It's a rectangle with a touch screen and has the label of "Tablet".


    Apple's just a bunch of smug assholes.
     
  10. ShawnTRods

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    I think it started with the Galaxy S / iPhone.
    but how that implies to Galaxy Tab and iPad, god knows o.o.

    @Satangel
    With all the options available these days, probably yes. 2nd best selling in the list, still pretty low at sales lol.
     
  11. shakirmoledina

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    for them i dont think paying tht much is a problem but the fact tht now they have to think of something new is a big big issue.
     
  12. Satangel

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    2. Samsung won't have any issues paying this fine (they are a HUGE company who not only focus on cellphones/tablets), but the problem is Apple won (for the time being) this thing and have handicapped their biggest competitor severely. It's a shame Apple has to resort to such stupid and low actions, even when they are already winning by a mile.
     
  13. purplesludge

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    Isn't this the same thing that happened to the ps3 which got overturned and the other company had to pay sony?
    Edit: LG got a preliminary injunction sony
     
  14. ThePowerOutage

    ThePowerOutage The Lord of the Flyes

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    Just the tab, it the 10.1 aswell?
     
  15. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    I'm wondering why it's not banned in the Netherlands.
     
  16. Satangel

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  17. AlanJohn

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    ... are you shitting me?
     
  18. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Ah, thanks for clearing that up.
     
  19. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Well, that sucks for people living in Europe.
     
  20. raulpica

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    Well done, Apple.

    If you see the case (and its various details), it's blatant that Samsung ripped off Apple just to get a slice of the cake. Even the connector is a blatant rip-off!

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    C'mon guys, the mindless Apple bashing is SO last year. Just drop it [​IMG]