Apple continues ban appeal to altered Galaxy Tab in Germany

Apple continues ban appeal to altered Galaxy Tab in Germany
Apple continues ban appeal to altered Galaxy Tab in Germany
Apple again appeals to a German court seeking a ban on the latest Samsung Galaxy tablets although the design of the tab has already been altered

It’s about a year now of Apple declaring a patent war on Samsung relating to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10 to be a copy of their iPad, but still there has been no stand by in the situation till now. Apple has again appealed to a German court seeking an injunction preventing Samsung Electronics from selling a tablet modified to beat an earlier injunction.

A Düsseldorf court has set June for the hearing as reported by Ulrich Egger a spokesman for the higher regional court. This court has earlier decided the Samsungs Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be too close to an Apple iPad’s registered designed and had also put a ban over the tablet. However later in January higher regional court in Dusseldorf upheld the ban.

Samsung seems to have altered a lot of things of the tab to circumvent the ban. They have added speaker grills to the front, changing the bezel and calling the revised model the Galaxy tab 10.1N. Apart from these changes Apple still wanted to ban the device but a judge at the regional court ruled in February that its design was sufficiently different.

According to Egger, there might not be any verdict on the 5th of June and we can expect the court to give a decision by the end of the year. Another German court that is the Regional court of Munich has also favored Samsung over Apple in February, and allowed Samsung to sell the Galaxy 10.1N tablets in the market.

However all these reports were only released by the court spokesman none of the giants had commented anything about the appeal. 

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Author: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-04-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)