The Dusseldorf Regional Court ruled that Apple can go ahead and seek a preliminary ban on the Galaxy S III maker’s 7.7-inch tablet. The court went a step ahead though and said that the tablet won’t be banned just in Germany but it will be removed from store shelves across the whole of Europe. The news didn’t turn out to be all sweet for Apple as the court has denied a ban on the re-designed Galaxy Tab 10.1N.
Samsung, barely out of the US shock, said, “Samsung is disappointed with the court’s ruling. We will continue to take all available measures, including legal action, to protect our intellectual property rights and defend against Apple’s claims to ensure our products remain available to consumers throughout the European Union.” notes the Inquirer.
Samsung tried to look happy though, when it said that it welcomes the regional court’s ruling about Galaxy Tab 10.1N.
Interesting thing here to note is that the German court’s Europe wide ruing may well conflict with a UK ruling which found Samsung not “cool” enough to be infringing upon Apple patents.