No Galaxy Tab 10.1 For Germany
A court in Dusseldorf, Germany upheld a temporary ban on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 that is had issued on August 9. Presiding Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofmann, however, declined to ban the sale of the tablet in other European Union countries. According to the judge, Samsung’s design was too close to a design Apple filed in the European Union, and stated that “[t]he court is of the opinion that Apple’s minimalistic design isn’t the only technical solution to make a tablet computer, other designs are possible.” While the ban is still only temporary and Samsung is readying an appeal, the future does not look bright for Samsung and its recently announced Galaxy Tab 7.7 in Germany.
For more on the court’s ruling read Bloomberg’s report here.