Samsung Appeals German Ban on Galaxy Tab

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Samsung has filed an appeal in hopes of overturning a ruling banning the sale of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany. The appeal was filed with the Higher Regional Court in Duesseldorf on Tuesday.

The German Court confirmed Samsung filed its appeal, but isn’t releasing any other details, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Samsung appeals German Galaxy Tab InjunctionSamsung appeals German Galaxy Tab injunction

The Court issued a ruling last week upholding an earlier injunction blocking the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in country. At the time, the court said that “informed customers” could easily tell that the tablet device was clearly designed to look like Apple’s iPad.

“The court is of the opinion that Apple’s minimalist design is not the only technical solution to make a tablet computer,” commented Judge Johanna Brückner-Hofmann. “Other designs are possible.”

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.

Apple was also awarded a temporary injunction through a Dutch court blocking the sale of some Galaxy devices in the European Union, and Samsung has agreed to postpone sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia until the end of September.

Apple has requested an injunction in the United States, too, and most recently in Japan.

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