Lately, Apple’s been trying to ban Samsung’s Galaxy Tab from being sold in Germany and Australia. Just a few days ago, it was reported that Samsung’s redesign of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet wasn’t enough to satisfy Apple. The iPad maker has asked a German court to stop sales of the redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Stubborn Apple is stubborn. That’s not all though. 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.
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.
Today, just a few days after an appeals court lifted the sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, Bloomberg reports that Apple has won a one-week extension of the ban while the company to appeal the decision. Whoa, there! Hold up! If Samsung isn’t copying Apple, why exactly would the court allow Apple to win a a one-week extension of the ban. This ban will allow the company attempts to appeal the decision.
In fact, Samsung had been planning to begin selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia today ahead of shipments into the country this weekend. Ouch! That’s going to hurt sales for sure. Copy-cat Samsung also argued that the company was rushing to bring the device to market for the holiday season. HA! Why does it matter anyway? Not like they sell like the iPad does.
Recently, Samsung’s litigation strategy has also been under investigation by the European Commission to determine whether it violates anti-competition laws.