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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 back on sale in parts of Europe

Samsung and Apple are currently in a legal battle over the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apple claim that Samsung have violated their design and filed for an injunction to stop sales in various parts of the world.

According to the Telegraph newspaper the Dusseldorf court has lifted the ban in parts of Europe, although it may only be temporary. Germany is still under the ban restriction so sales are still blocked.

Apple are claiming that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is copying some of their design elements.

Florian Mueller, an intellectual property expert said “I believe Samsung has a pretty good chance that this temporary partial suspension will result in a partial reversal of the preliminary injunction decision at next week’s hearing.”

Apple have a different view on the matter and have been outspoken in their claims. A spokesperson for Apple 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.”

Kitguru says: The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been a good seller for Samsung, one of the few tablets which the public seem to have welcomed with open arms.

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