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Apple won its Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 European ban based on a design sketch filed in 2004

0. phoneArena 12 Aug 2011, 14:06 posted on

Apple is using a broken EU Community Design system, basing its motion on a sketch filed in 2004, six years before Apple's first tablet saw the light of day. As per German law, the court has to grant the injunction if the design has been granted and paid for...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 10:29 2

133. ilia1986 (unregistered)


lol - you really think that people are going to be that dumb to believe that it's really the original Sniggly, you lifeless idiot?

Can't wait for PA staff to ban your stupid ass..

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 11:06

137. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Let's see how it goes indeed. Just reported your above post to PA.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 11:15

138. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


"phonearena! This dude is copying this other dude! Ban him! Ban him now!!" and you probably sounded twice as stupid as this. And if it makes you feel any better, I reported your nasty comment as well. Race to who gets banned first. Good luck!

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 11:45 1

141. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Sure...

For everyone else: The real Sniggly is on post 109 on this thread\page:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-won-its-Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-10.1-European-ban-based-on-a-design-sketch-filed-in-2004_id21172/comments/page/3

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:07

146. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


I find it funny you are taking more offense to this than the actual Sniggly, lol. Is there a reason you care so much? Maybe this is Sniggly's third profile?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:33 4

150. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Maybe they care because I treat them all with the respect they've earned by being nice folks, and they don't like that you're trying to piss on my name just because you don't like the things I have to say.

I still don't really care. I find it perversely amusing. But I'm very humbled and appreciative that they would take time and energy to stand up for me against you.

Despite the ultimate triviality of the situation, you guys are all awesome. My hat's off to you all. :)

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 15:45 3

163. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

Taco probably has your original profile pic up on his wall.. watch out for the stains though, sniggs.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:18

147. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I just reported him as well.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:43

152. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


I really would love to see what you people are saying when you report me, lol. You guys must sound like idiots.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:51 4

154. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Impersonation of another user in order to confuse users, slander the user in question, and disrupt a thread doesn't really sound all that stupid to me.

You're actually lucky I find this amusing, because I'm pretty sure I could get you banned if I wanted to.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 13:00 2

157. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


Nah, I'm sure phone arena loves all these comments, lol. Really, I would love if you tried to get me banned. All those things you just listed was a little silly to say the least. You and taco disrupt these threads more than anyone with your cell phone wars.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 15:34 3

161. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


i much prefer the "fake" sniggly to the real one. can we just ban the original one? i can do without his holier than thou attitude all the time.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 15:47 5

164. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


real sniggly - intelligent debater
fake sniggly - taco in a sniggs suit being dumber than normal.


I'll take the real sniggs. Lets just ban taco's IP all together and that will keep the boards much quieter.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 17:58 3

168. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Damn straight. Regardless of whether you're an Android hater or lover - one gotta admire Sniggly's (the real one's) intelligence and overall tolerance and patience when dealing with utter imbeciles like Taco and Miz..

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:31 7

8. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 174; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


This is rediculous. Apple came up with a tablet design that was rectangular, so what all other manufactures cant make rectangular tablets?

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:36 4

12. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)


Triangle tablets will be awesome!!!

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:39 5

14. gaylep (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Personally, I'm waiting for someone to come out with the more elegant oval design.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:32 1

9. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Shamsung you got what you deserve.... Apple si setting an example for al copycats... hated or love it.. next time when a customer or client gives you a design.. for you to supply... dont go behind their back and create another product based on what you know.. shame on you Shamsung... now consumers will pay for your atrocity...

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:47 3

19. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


ummm I now declare you banned.

I submitted and paid for a picture of a rooster to be added to Community Design.

The EU will now send NATO to give you what you deserve.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:54 1

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well good luck with that... mind if I have grankids while I wait?... jk... dandirk... good response.. made me laugh.actually..

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 11:49

143. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


how old are...it samsung not shamsung...its obviously not a mistake as you said it twice...lol with apple being so secretive i doubt they showed samsung the ipad 2...if they had why would samsung create a ''fat'' tab and then release a thin tab

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:56 3

26. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


wow.. proving to be a bigger iDiot than normal. Apple wasnt having anything manufactured in 2004. They were just drawing designs. Who knows.. that "tablet" could be 5 inches, not the 10 inch one they have now... or it could have been a design for a wider screened iphone. Where is the proof that its even a tablet?

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:32 4

10. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


This just in -- Apple is going to file an injunction to prevent manufacturers of chopping boards from selling their product in the EU because they look like these drawings. Word is that they are going after companies that make tupperware containers as well because the lids look like these drawing. Those rectangular tupperware container lids will be banned, but the square ones are OK. You can still buy rectangular tupperware, but they will not come with lids.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:35 5

11. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


This really is super apple plus ridiculous...
Anybody got that joke... ?

This really is not good at all.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:37 2

13. gaylep (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Apple : Does not play nicely with others.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:41 2

16. gaylep (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I think that the iPad looks like a giant icecream sandwich, but less delicious. Icecream sandwich manufacturers everywhere, unite against these copycats.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:52

23. Deluxe (unregistered)


Yes! sue apple for millions and try to ban them from selling ipods. At lest in the usa :D

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:45 1

17. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


The EU laws are insane! Once Apple starts winning with these drawings... its going to escalate where like apple/MS companies are going to enter as many drawings as possible to hopefully block competitors.

While i think, the law is the law and its not Apple's fault they are using it.

This is such a system where its down-right abusive, even more so then the US patent system.

You would think there would be some decency in business where they wouldn't sink to this level.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:47 1

18. AppleFUD (unregistered)


The original article on OSNews is a great article that everyone should read.

Any apple fan that can still say apple is "defending their IP" with this behavior is clearly delusional. . . this is nothing more than anti-competitive behavior at it's best.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 19:08

78. box (unregistered)


That is good reading. I like the Knight Ridder tablet example that Samsung gave in the Netherlands trial

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