Samsung sues LG in Korea for “tarnishing its corporate image”

Samsung sues LG in Korea for “tarnishing its corporate image”
Samsung Electronics has filed a lawsuit against LG Electronics in Korea’s Seoul District Court for a series of ads that have allegedly “tarnished its corporate image.” The advertisements contained wrong information, according to Samsung.

It all adds up to an existing legal feud between Samsung Display and LG Display, and in this latest case Samsung is looking for 50 billion won (some $45 million) in damages.

The display lawsuit is ending as lastly LG dropped its request for a domestic sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. The display feud started with Samsung kicking off legal actions over LG products based on its OLED screen tech.

This latest ad controversy started over refrigerators last year as LG wrongly claimed in an ad that it has produced the one with highest capacity.

source: Korea Herald via Samsung Hub

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26 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Ummmmmmmmmm.......... I'm first I guess!!!

3. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

wow you did it! from now, your life wouldnt be the same, you are a celebrety now! be proud of your self! about the article, I really hope this wouldnt affect customers. fight all you want, just dont ban each others products or somthing...

5. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Please down vote this guy.. thanks Sue each other. Good riddance. xD

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Why not sue them for the Optimus G Pro? Same size as the Note II, same battery, looks, system sounds, flip cover, voice search service etc.

14. ithinkimjoe

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Wasn't the Optimus G Pro released first?...

15. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Are u stupid?!!

17. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

What about samsung copied eyetracking from g pro...battery flip cover are not the mail issue.looser!

22. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

First : the eyetraking thing samsug said that it still needs some work its still not practical The battery flip cover I dont know if ur talking about the flip cover cause that has been around in samsung for a long time But as far as the whole build of the phone and the os experience its almost identical its sooooo obvious its a copy !!!! They "LG" just pumbed up the hardware and said hey theres our new phone ... such a ripoff

19. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Does it have Q Stylus? if not then how can they sue?

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I like LG more than samsung.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh, boy!!! The suee sues the suer and the sued sues the suer...is that right?

11. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

Someone needs to call "no tag backs"

7. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Tough pill to swallow android attacking android. But enough is enough with Lg's tactics and blatant copying of Samsung products yes looking at Lg Optimus G pro. Lg will get what they deserve on this one.

9. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

why because both hav rounded corners?

25. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

They are almost the same looks just like iphone4 with galaxy ace but not galaxy s although have the same round but still able to differentiate

8. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Sue, sue, sue all companies are getting crazy. instead of this useless thing, they must cooperate for the better progress of technology and to satisfy every user's needs.

23. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

The thing is, corporations have been filing lawsuits left and right ever since the beginning. It's only been more noticed as news reporting boomed with the power of the internet and brought more public awareness to the practice. Apple isn't the one who 'started it all'... They're just the ones that really started to bring that 'tactic' from out of the shadows what with their publicity and all.

10. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

They both better watch out. Many people don't like Apple becase they try to sqeeze out competition and stiffle innovation via the courts.... these two look like they will follow in their foot steps.

12. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Sammy copies everything from HTC Sense to the iPhone to secrets from Nokia and LG. so you didn't see this coming!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sapplesung is getting suit happy these days

16. papss unregistered

Hmmm where are all the SS fans? I'd be surprised that they would be okay with their beloved company suing another company. seems that all companies are taking a little something from each other in the communications field then get mad and sue when someone takes from them.what I find ironic is that the biggest copycat of them all making the move this time

21. eliasafram7

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

hehehe u thought that SS dont have anything else more than spending their time on the internet to watch the news like u and wait them to respond

20. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

used to be android vs apple..nowadays..its Samsung vs HTC vs LG vs Nokia vs...

24. Saafa

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Kids play..!

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Really Samsung, really? You sued your old buddy LG ? Sorry Samsung, you've disappointed me. Now, I love LG more than Samsung.

27. oFreddEo

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Can't we all just get along? Apple is the real enemy

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