Samsung Wants Import Ban of Apple Products in the US

Import Ban of Apple ProductsSamsung Electronics of South Korea said it has inquired the US international Trade Commission (ITC) to forbid the import of Apple products into the United States, increasing its copyright war with the US giant.

Samsung’s spokesperson said that the ITC has been urged to stop Apple distribution its well-known iPods, iPhones and iPads into the US market from where they are produced.

It alleges Apple of violating five copyrights connected to wireless communications standards and mobile device user interface.

Samsung said in a statement that “The complaint requests relief in the form of a permanent exclusion order prohibiting entry to the United States of all Apple products in violation of these patents. Samsung will continue to actively defend our intellectual property in order to serve our customers and to ensure our continued innovation and leadership in the mobile communication business.”

The latest action escalated lawful internal strife between the two quickest smartphone manufacturers of the world.  The fight started when Apple filed suit against Samsung in April in San Francisco, charging the Korean firm of duplicating its smartphones and tablet computers.

Samsung responded afterward that month with a court case in Seoul claiming five copyright violations by Apple.  It filed separate actions in Tokyo, citing two copyright violations, and the German city of Mannheim citing three.

In the previous week, Apple wedged a next court case against Samsung with a district court in Seoul, inquiring for a sales ban on newest products of Samsung.  It charged them of duplicating the iPhone and iPad.  Galaxy Tab of Samsung has been a big-selling competitor to the iPad, which has controlled the increasing market for the touchscreen gadgets.

The two companies have a close business relationship in spite of their spiky rivalry in finished products.  Apple was second-biggest client of Samsung in 2010 following Sony of Japan, accounting for 4% of the South Korean company’s 155 trillion succeeded yearly income of $142 billion.


  1. July 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

    However, this is going to change very soon with the upcoming 3.0 firmware (still in Beta stage). Not only have they release MMS, Cut & Paste (yes you heard it right!) and also enhance the search feature on iPhone. You can see the improved features

  2. July 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I can’t belive this, don’t Samsung know that if they cut Apple from America thgat Apple will go bankrupt

  3. July 4, 2011 at 3:50 am

    I think Samsung is best if we compare with apple .it is Cheap And Best for using in the india apple is not much using compare to samsung.what do you think now ?

  4. July 4, 2011 at 4:01 am

    The price of the Iphone in US apple site comes with ” string attched ” that means you have to have subcription contract w/ AT & T carrier.I doubt that you can buy the Macbook on US web site price, they will refer you to your own Apple site. unless you are in the US then you could pay for the lower price.

  5. July 5, 2011 at 4:02 am

    I am VERY stuck. I am trying to decide between getting the samsung eternity phone or the apple iphone? I just can’t decide.. every time I think I have come to a decision I read something that puts me right back in the middle! I know there are definitely pros and cons to both, and I just want to be sure before I spend this much money! I would really appreciate any input.. help! Thanks

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