Apple asks German court to bar sales of Samsung's redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1N

Apple logoSamsung's recent retooling of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet wasn't enough to ward off Apple's legal challenges, as the iPad maker has now asked a German court to stop sales of the redesigned Tab 10.1N.

Germany's Dusseldorf regional court will hold a hearing on Dec. 22 to review Apple's request, according to Dow Jones Newswires. Apple is looking to bar the German branch of Samsung from selling the new Galaxy Tab 10.1N anywhere in the European Union.

For now, Apple's challenge has no effect on sales of the device, meaning Samsung will be able to sell its touchscreen tablet during the busy holiday shopping season.

Earlier this month, Samsung made slight modifications to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, earning it the "10.1N" moniker. The changes were made in an attempt to avoid claims of design-related intellectual property infringement lodged by Apple against the original design.

The redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1N features a metal frame that wraps around its edges. Samsung was forced to make changes after a German district court upheld a permanent ban on the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 in September.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N и Galaxy Tab 10.1

The redesigned Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N is shown up top.

The German court hasn't been the only one to deem that Samsung's tablet looks too much like Apple's iPad. Apple also won an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia in October.

Germany's courts have been an important battleground between Samsung and Apple in their ongoing legal disputes. A number of complaints have been filed there, including one from earlier this month in which Samsung hopes to bar the sale of Apple's 3G-capable products: the iPhone and iPad.

Source: AppleInsider

Tags: Apple, legal action, Samsung, tablets

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Pokemon GO had the potential to net $1 billion a year
The report said that Hon Hai has invested about US$600 million in India
Market research firm IDC reports that in the third quarter of this year
Customers will only have to shell out 50% of the cost of their Galaxy S7 device
New flagship will launch in 2017
Patent hints at name of the upcoming Surface AIO
IBM, Globalfoundries and Samsung have chosen to use extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light to pattern transistors
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments