Apple Files Lawsuit Against in Germany

Where Apple and Samsung are already locked in several legal battles, Apple has filed yet another lawsuit against the South Korean company in Germany. This time Apple has approached Samsung over the design rights over 10 of its smartphones, said Bloomberg in a report. Apple registered its complaint based on design rights that the Cupertino giant holds in Europe in the Dusseldorf Regional Court Germany.

If you can recall, this court has been the site of lawsuits by Apple against Samsung previously as well. This court is more than friendly to such types of patent litigations. This court in some way works similar to the East Texas, USA courts, which have a similar approach to handle such cases.

The litigations made by Apple also include the banned Samsung Galaxy 10.1 amongst other 5 lawsuits aimed at Samsung tablet models, said the court spokesman. The recent allegations made by Apple are an attempt to ban both the 10.1 and the modified 10.1N models of Samsung Galaxy tab.

When the ban was imposed on 10.1, Samsung made little modifications in the design before launching 10.1N.

Previously, an injunction has been imposed on Samsung’s distribution of the Galaxy Tab in Australia, consequently, the Korean giant held the launch of its tablet in the region. However, the hearing is supposed to hold on August 29th.

Apple is also lucky to get an initial injunction against Samsung’s distribution of the Tab and other Galaxy products in the United States, despite the fact that it has yet to be granted officially.

When the original injunction was granted, Kristin Huguet said, “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”


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