Court Favors Apple

Court Favors Apple Putting Samsung Tabs on Hold

Court Favors AppleSamsung Electronics Co. never had the chance to show their latest tablet computer at the largest electronic shows in the world just when Apple Inc. took the second injunction blocking the sales of the Latest Galaxy tab in Germany.

Apple’s closest rival in tablet computers, Samsung, pulled out Galaxy Tab 7.7 from the IFA consumers. IFA consumer is an electronic show held in Berlin on Sept. 2 after the Dusseldorf court granted Apple’s wish to ban sales of Samsung products, James Chung, Samsung spokesman from Seoul confirmed over the phone. But Mr. Chung could not confirm if they received the court order. On the other hand, Apple spokesperson from Seoul, Steve Park, could not comment on the ruling.

Mr. Chung said, “Samsung respects the court’s decision,” he also added the Samsung Electronics Co. believes it “severely limits consumer choice in Germany.” The company will do anything to defend its rights including legal actions.

Both Apple and Samsung are both involved in a legal dispute in three continents. Apple, as one of the largest consumer of the chips and displays from South Korean Manufacturers said that Galaxy Tabs copied its iPad and iPhone products. Just last month, Dusseldorf Regional Court approved Apple’s wish to temporarily ban the sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 model in the 26 European Union member countries.