Oh boy, the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit in Germany sure seems to get interesting day by day. At present, Apple is seeking an injunction against Samsung preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Samsung agreed to delay the device’s launch several times as the injunction was being considered by the court. In addition, The Wall Street Journal reported that Samsung’s lawyers had proposed a deal to Apple that would allow Samsung to launch its delayed Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Samsung’s proposed deal was not disclosed to the court. About a month ago, Reuters reported that Apple had rejected the offer from Samsung that would have allowed the company to release its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Earlier this month, Samsung launched the 10.1N with a design-tweak of the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 that is already barred from sale in Germany under an earlier injunction. The redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1N features a metal frame that wraps around its edges.
Today, it is reported that Samsung’s redesign of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet isn’t enough to satisfy Apple. The iPad maker has asked a German court to stop sales of the redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Wait, you mean the design still looks similar to the iPad’s? Shocker. Dow Jones Newswires reports that Germany’s Dusseldorf regional court will hold a hearing on Dec. 22 to review Apple’s request.
Unfortunately for Apple, the challenge has no effect on the sales of the device. This means that copy-cat Samsung will be able to sell its iPad-look alike during the busy holiday shopping season. HA! Like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab would sell anyway.
In fact, the German court hasn’t been the only one to say that Samsung’s tablet copies Apple’s iPad design. Apple has also won an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia in October. Gosh, got to love how courageous and stubborn Apple is.