Apple Files to Ban Samsung Galaxy in Netherlands, Europe

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Apple has asked for an injunction from The Hague in the Netherlands to ban all Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets, according to the German publication webwereld (English translation). The intellectual property suit applies to not only Samsung but also its affiliates, including those responsbile for distribution across Europe. If granted, the ban could take Samsung out of the European market.

Apple looks to block Galaxy Tab sales in EuropeApple asks Dutch court to block Galaxy sales in EU

If this sounds familiar, it’s because a German court recently granted a similar injunction. That one also had implications for the whole of Europe, but it did not apply to the Netherlands.

The Hague has indicated a September 15th ruling with any ban taking effect no sooner than October 13 should it grant the injunction. Samsung has already prepared a letter for resellers to return any Galaxy smartphones or tablets in stock within 14 days at Samsung’s expense. Time will tell if that letter needs to be sent.

Of course all of this leaves resellers and customers wallowing in uncertainty, which usually doesn’t bode well for sales. Samsung is trying to do business as usual until a ruling is issued, but others may think differently.

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daemon

And there’s already evidence of Apple tampering with evidence in this new request!

Translated dutch article from webwerld.nl Written by Andreas Udo de Haes, the same guy who wrote the article Julie references.

What is it with Apple’s legal counsel? Are they just terrified of Steve Jobs?

mhikl

daemon, is there more to this story than what seems like common sense? The pictures in both instances (Germany & Netherlands) of the actually sized Samsung Galaxy look cherry picked. We shall wait to see how this all works out. I never, repeat never, take anything from any media for granted. Not saying Apple ain’t in the wrong. Just waiting the for-real evidence.

I’m more interested in History, not someone’s Folklore. And the media is seeded with folklore and agenda in these tricky times we live.

So the war continues. Apple intends to play Samsung’s game to the finish. Turning a blind eye didn’t work so, when roaches get too bold in their design to take over your house, bring the big guns out. Swatters, Raid, traps, warfarin, the hungry cat are pursuits fair in this chase. In Apple’s case, suits work best.

Lesson from this: Don’t wrangle with Apple or neck will be crackled.

PS And how do dimensions even matter. It is the layout, the look, the feel that is copied, and therefore shown. Duck, the sky is falling.

PPS the link is a Google site translation. Need more be said?

daemon

daemon, is there more to this story than what seems like common sense? The pictures in both instances (Germany & Netherlands) of the actually sized Samsung Galaxy look cherry picked.

mhikl, that photo was given by Apple as evidence, they cherry picked it. Why the altered photo rises to the level of evidence tampering is explained in the article.

daemon

PPS the link is a Google site translation. Need more be said?

I tried to use translate.apple.com but Apple doesn’t seem to be able to do that….

mhikl

daemon, sorry for being so thick but I am still confused.

The site you indicated is from Google and it has three smart phone pictures. One of Apple and two of Samsung products.

The fist Samsung is the same size of the iPhone. The second Samsung phone is 6% larger, the original size I assume.

If Apple presented this picture of three phones as they are shown in the Google translation site, then what’s the problem? The original size of the Samsung is there to be seen. The smaller Samsung (or enlarged iPhone) side by side compares how proportionally they seem to be so very alike.

I would think this is what is presented as first evidence and that in due course, actual phones would have to be presented for comparison.

daemon

o.O It’s not a google site.

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