Judge: Apple's attempt to get German ban on Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N unlikely to succeed

Judge: Apple's attempt to get German ban on Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N unlikely to succeed
A German judge stated that Apple is unlikely to secure a ban on sales of the revamped Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N tablet in the country. The model is a GALAXY Tab 10.1 that Samsung redesigned to work around a ban on that model that Apple won from a German court. The judge who made the statement sits on the bench in Dusseldorf and said that the Korean based manufacturer has made enough changes with the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N as to distance the tablet from the Apple iPad.

According to Bloomberg, Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofman stated that, "Consumers are well aware that there is an original and that competitors try to use similar designs, so buyers are vigilant when looking at products. We don't think that someone buys a Samsung to make his table neighbor at the coffee house believe he owns an iPad." A final ruling in the case is scheduled for February 9th.

Apple has been trying to convince the court that the Samsung tablet "exploits the reputation" of its own Apple iPad tablet. In the meantime, Samsung has cleverly marketed its tablet with news paper ads proclaiming the device as "The tablet Apple tried to stop" in big bold lettering. Samsung also said that the court battle has raised consumer awareness of its tablet.

Apple has accused Samsung of copying the "look and feel" of devices like the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. In Australia, Apple won a temporary ban against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 that was recently reversed by a higher court in the country, allowing Samsung to sell the tablet in Australia in time to reap some holiday sales.

source: Bloomberg via AppleInsider

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36 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Awwww. Why am I not surprised? Sammy made changes, and Apple was just being a pig. Fortunately, the judge wasn't buying it. Too bad, so sad.

35. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

they rounded an edge... big whoop... maybe the galaxy n isnt an exact copy, but the galaxy tab seriously was and for anyone who doubts it go see one... u dont see apple suing asus or acer over their tabs because those actually look different.. samsung is getting of quite easily in my opinion

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

look, samsung survived the kangaroo court's decisions and now the upper court has had enough.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Way to go Sammy congrats. If I didn't already have an iPad 2, I'd get the 10.1. I'm glad apple got kicked in the balls on this.

4. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

congrats sammy. feeling sorry for rotten fruit:)

5. jstoned

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

score one for the good guys. reduce i tard mania, raise awareness to greatness

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

it doesnt matter what the judge rules... is still not selling as expected.. the Asus pad is... even the kindle fire... sells more... a decent 4th place for the copycat galaxy...

12. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

are you out of breath....you...talk...like....you...just...ran....a....mile.... maybe you should go outside and get some exercise instead of commenting on everything here

17. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

See that its the hands that are tired might not be running that's the cause of his problems.

23. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

my physical condition doesnt change the fact thet the galaxy didnt sell as expected...

29. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

He has no life outside here He really believes he is the king Lol Ignore him

22. SleepingOz unregistered

I can see your deception! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

7. jstoned

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

gallitoking just has no clue about what supperiority means, gallitoking is so blindly I-TARDED, he believes the socialistic ways of Apple are a godsend. When he experiences the ability and freedom of Android he wouldn't know what to do with it. People like him like to be told what to do with what they own. Thats why he's an Itard. Christ the guy prolly even has apple TV. He'll never know what it's like to stream in HD for free to an HD TV, or get free music, or free NFL NBA and MLB games, or free apps, or freedom to change battery and memory, or free life.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

He would rather follow the crowd than be his own man/woman.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Around here, sticking with iOS in the face of numerous great Android products IS being his own man.

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No, it is a decision based upon social status - to be one of the cool cats - F society and what they think - the average person knows very little.

32. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You really think everyone who buys an iPhone or iPad does it to be "cool"? Wow, you really haven't been paying attention for the last 2 years. Stop pretending you're a nonconformist with your Android phone. There are many, many more of us now than iPhone buyers. And when it comes to PhoneArena, I see a lot more me-too comments about Android than Apple.

36. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I could see your point roldefol, until you take into account most of gallitoking's talking points throughout the threads. He's all about living vicariously through Apple's success. Living with their success means he's just going to have to suck it up and deal with the defeats as well.

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

lol... if you predict people behavior.. please keep your day job... you didnt got not even one right... if you can accept the fact that people think different and that not everyone has your needs... than you are not an idiot but an idiot to the second power... not going in detali why I like Apple because I have numerous times.. is old by now.. but please dont assumed.. as it makes an A** out of you... will close my blinds at home in case you are peeping.... tom...

9. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

YEAH!!!!! GOW GOW SAMMY!!!!!

10. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

@jstoned in short what your saying is... GALLITOKING does not have the Balls to be a man, stand up and be different with the rest of the dumb i-f*gs??? am i correct??? anyway i dont care what ifans say about this.... XD its still SAMMY FTW!!!!

13. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

well said

27. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

are you ok?.... I mean how can you explain your behavior to call people out over the internet.. hmmm please get help. I would hate to see you leave... take care... and yes you are... special here.. ok

11. jstoned

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

rendhell i couldn't agree more

14. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

By following the judge´s current logic: "Consumers are well aware that there is an original and that competitors try to use similar designs, so buyers are vigilant when looking at products. We don't think that someone buys a Samsung to make his table neighbor at the coffee house believe he owns an iPad." it shouldn´t be banned in the first place (before the changes), should it?

15. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This judge is crazy. It's still a rectangle. Didn't he see the pictures? If you open the app drawer, cover the Samsung logo, and compress the picture to change the aspect ratio, while squinting at it from 30 yards away after huffing glue, I defy you to tell them apart.

16. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

@tedkord I dare you too.... 30 yards away... A black glass that is smooth and shiny vs Ipad 2 you could not tell the difference...

31. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

no ones going to buy a device 30 yards,when you actually purchase a device my guess is you will be either holding the device or be within a meter of the device....lol all tvs look the same from 30 yards away...would love to meet someone who buys something in person 30 yards away.

19. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Time to let it go Apple! They've done what was required to change the look of the tab, so just stop!

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Samusung should design Pentagram-shaped tablets....

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