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