Samsung Appeals Tablet-Sale Ban in Europe

A Dusseldorf court on Aug. 10 granted an injunction halting the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 across Europe, with the exception of the Netherlands.

Samsung on Aug. 11 said it will appeal a German court ruling banning the sale in Europe of its new digital tablet device following a complaint by its rival Apple.

"Samsung is disappointed by the decision by the court in Dusseldorf. We will immediately appeal the decision ... and take all measures necessary to ensure that Samsung's innovative products are available in Europe and across the world," the South Korean firm said.

A Dusseldorf court on Aug. 10 granted an injunction halting the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 across Europe, with the exception of the Netherlands, court spokesman Peter Schuetz said.

It is the latest episode in the battle between Samsung and Apple, producer of the iPad, who have been pursuing legal action against one another since April over design rights.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011

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