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Samsung Galaxy Tab Ban Lifted from EU Except Germany

A court of Germany has lifted ban from sale and marketing of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet device in the nations constituting European Union except Germany.

According to tech website PC World (opens in new tab), on Tuesday, the Düsseldorf district court of Germany that had imposed an injunction against the sale of Galaxy tab across all the nations in the EU except the Netherlands, has lifted the ban till August 25, the next date for hearing. However, the ban has been retained for Germany.

The ban has been revoked after Samsung emphasised upon the difference between Samsung Korea and Samsung GmbH, the German associate of the company. Samsung Korea is eligible to sell its tablet anywhere in EU while GmBH may not do so in Germany.

A court representative also maintained that the ban has been lifted due to unclear rules whether the court can ban selling Samsung Korea their product in countries other than Germany.

"Samsung is fully committed to providing our innovative mobile devices to the market without disruption, and ensuring that consumers have a wider selection of innovative products to choose from. We look forward to the opportunity to reassert our intellectual property rights at the hearing scheduled on August 25." the company said in a statement.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

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