Australia Retailers Work Around Galaxy Tab Injunction

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Apple may have been awarded a temporary injunction blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, but that isn’t stopping other companies from selling the tablet despite legal threats from Cupertino. Companies like dMavo are still selling Samsung’s iPad competitor, and they’re ready to take on Apple if they have to.

Apple v SamsungAustralia retailers aren’t worried about Apple’s ban on Samsung tablet sales

In the case of dMavo, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, the company has already created a separate business entity in Europe and will ship tablets from Asia as an effort to help ward off legal action from Apple.

Apple and Samsung have been locked in a legal battle over patent infringement claims for several months. Both companies have alleged that the other’s mobile devices use patented technologies without proper licensing, and have filed lawsuits against each other in the U.S. and other countries.

A German court upheld an injunction blocking the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country, and the company filed an appeal in hopes of overturning that ruling. Apple was also awarded a temporary injunction through a Dutch court blocking the sale of some Galaxy devices in the European Union, along with current temporary injunction blocking the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia.

“We have a new entity established and a separate server — just to deal with the tablet orders — that is undergoing testing as of last Saturday,” said dMavo managing director Wojtek Czarnocki. “Was Apple just bluffing or do they really want to play the cat and mouse game? We’re up for it.”

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4 Comments

BurmaYank

... said dMavo managing director Wojtek Czarnocki, ?Was Apple just bluffing or do they really want to play the cat and mouse game? We?re up for it.?

This will be a revealing test of Tim Cook’s mettle.  Who besides me thinks Steve Jobs would have seen Czarnocki’s ante and raised it with $80billion’s worth of “nuclear option” to annihilate all his operations?

furbies

Unfortunately down here in Oz there are retailers that think their s%#@ doesn’t stink, and that the law doesn’t apply to them.

The fun thing is when a purchaser needs warranty support, are they (the user) going to be happy when it takes weeks & weeks to ship the faulty unit back to either Europe or somewhere in Asia for a simple repair ?

BurmaYank
dMavo

Hi everyone,

The current injunction only applies to Samsung Australia and NOBODY else. Apple’s threats and antics against all 3rd parties, ourselves included, in an attempt to stop the sales of those tablets, had not been well received especially as Apple’s demands have no legal basis.

The above is especially true where Apple had demanded to obtain private data about consumers who had bought the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet from us, which would be a clear breach of the Privacy Act should we comply.

November 25 is when Samsung Australia is appealing the injunction so it will be very interestin?g to see what happens on that day and beyond.

At this stage, we have no intention to bow to Apple’s intimidati?on tactics as they have no right to make the demands they had made.

Read the current Court Orders here:
https://ww?w.comcourt?s.gov.au/f?ile/Federa?l/P/NSD124?3/2011/act?ions

We’d like everyone to be a bit more informed about the current situation in OZ and hence we have taken to comment on a number of articles around the globe.

Stay tuned!

Cheers,
dMavo

www.dmavo.?com.au

P.S. All our clients are aware of the OS warranty arrangements with the SGT10.1 and they have no issue with it. So yes, they are quite happy to have the unit shipped back to the US, SG or HK for repair if need be.

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