Apple wants the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N banned in Germany

Apple wants the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N banned in Germany
Back in August, Samsung lost the legal battle against Apple in Germany, which is why the GALAXY Tab 10.1 was banned from being sold within the country. In a nutshell, Apple managed to convince the German court that the physical design of Samsung's tablet was way too similar to that of the iPad, thus it was infringing on a number of Cupertino's patents. Several months later, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N gets introduced – a slightly redesigned version of the aforementioned tablet, meaning that Samsung gets its spot back on the tablet market in Germany.

However, Apple now wants sales of the GALAXY Tab 10.1N to be halted as well. The company has already taken legal action in Germany against Samsung, and a hearing is scheduled for December 22. Samsung, reportedly, stated that the move “has no effect on sales and distribution of the product”, yet people in the know said that Apple has already sought a preliminary injunction against Samsung.

The most noticeable visual difference between the original Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and the 10.1N is the metal trim around the latter's edges, yet Apple seems to believe that the device still looks too similar to an iPad. Will Samsung be forced to go back to the drawing boards and overhaul its tablet once more? Well, we will probably know the answer to that question after December 22.

source: NASDAQ via AllThingsD

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1. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

So any tablet with a slim profile and a touch screen is considered an ipad clone... hmmm..

6. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Maybe it's the rage after the review of the Galaxy Nexus on Phone Arena, so they keep suing everyone xD

2. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Why is apple so bent on banning samsung galaxy tab when the world wide market share of tablets is dominated by the iPad with 75% or more. This sucks apple should just keep on innovating not suing.

3. sennarose88

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

If 10.1N still want to be banned, then they should sue Flyer, Transformer, first generation Xoom etc. I'm sick of Apple outrageous stupidity, 10.1N may be banned from Germany, but iPad should be banished from this world from trying to be anti-competitive! Every tablet manufacturer should unite to make anti-Apple team, then with full force sue and ban Apple and the tablet world will be saved.

11. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Seconded!!! GO SAMMY YOU COULD DO IT!!! Dont lose to that anti competitive Fruit Company!!!

4. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Siri,can you give me the potion that makes your manufacturers grow younger?

5. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Question: Do you own a tablet? Do you have the galaxy tab 10.1 or other tablets? I\'ll start: yes, iPad 2

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes, LG- G-Slate

12. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

yes.. ipad and galaxy 10.1

15. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011


19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Not yet more interested in dual core tabs and the transformer looks darn good

26. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Yes. Asus Eee Pad Transformer with keyboard dock. Also, I did not buy it by accident thinking it was an iPad.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

OMG, really, apple? I was hoping the era of petty BS would be over with Job's death. Guess not.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Apple is nothing but a bunch of greedy turds. They dont eant too see anyone taking away their sales which is B.S. Im sure a lot of consumers in Germany loves to buy the Galaxy Tab but cant thanks too Apple stupidity & ignorance

10. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Lol! Samsung already made the revisions to prevent Apple from suing it, and now Apple still wanted to ban the revised product? That fruit company is becoming more and more of a patent troll. If they are so confident with their product, what are they afraid of?! Statistics even say that iPad still dominates tablet market. This is not just mere protection of rights and patents. This is a monopoly of the tablet industry by suing each and every competition; starting with the the biggest one.

13. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Ok this clearly show that no mater what samsung do, Apple just want them out of competition. Shameful Apple.

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Who has two thumbs and isn't surprised one damn bit? *jerks thumbs at myself* Sniggly.

17. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I was going to thumb you up, but for the sake of the pun, you´ll continue with two thumbs up.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'd love to see Apple's legal claim at this point. If it really is a claim to any thin 10" tablet, they've got a lot of damn nerve. If you don't like open competition, move to Venezuela.

22. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Lol I'm from Venezuela. We do still have open competition here. We just have a really bad government who is making us seen bad out there, and is destroying our economy :(

23. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Knew I would ruffle someone's feathers. :} I just needed a socialist-run country to pick on. My point being that we could live with only one brand for each class of product, but it flies in the face of centuries of capitalism.

25. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Chavez socialism is a bunch of bullcrap. Our country is as capitalism as any other country out there. It is just that Chavez use the socialism propaganda to get more votes. Believe me here on Venezuela we all hate Chavez lol. He will loose next elections. Chavez is what have made us look bad out there, but Venezuela is nothing like Cuba or North Korea. I think in your comment a country like North Korea will fit more.

18. BlowJobs

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

I wonder if the judge will demand additional payments to ban the 10.1N.

20. twill713

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

You all know apple invented the rectangle ! So any product shaped like apples invention MUST be banned !

21. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Come on, Samsung just counter sue Apple with anti competition and if you win apple have to pay 10% of apple world wide share to Euro and you can ask 2% on top of that............. 10% of $367B is a lot money. Do it SAM, take Apple as example.

24. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

The more reason Motorola should have iphones banned in Germiny. Apple is only trying to stop what they already know is a treat to them, so sad, Apple wants to ban products because of look and others want to ban Apple for real issues, infringement of real patents

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