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E.U. sales ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 scaled back

August 16, 2011 |  9:55 am

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 is back on sale in the European Union, except in Germany, after a Dusseldorf regional court reportedly scaled back a temporary injunction against sales of the tablet computer issued as part of a patent dispute between Samsung and Apple.

The court reversed the sales injunction, which previously covered the entire EU except the Netherlands, after determining that it was "disputable whether it is possible for a German court to ban a company headquartered in South Korea from selling goods outside Germany," according to a Wall Street Journal report on the court decision.

Samsung was set to appeal the EU-wide injunction in a Aug. 25 hearing.

But Europe isn't the only region Samsung's iPad challenger is facing sales blocks. Samsung has agreed to halt Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in Australia until its patent dispute with Apple can be sorted out.

Apple has sued Samsung in the U.S., Europe and Australia, accusing Samsung of ripping off its iPhone and iPad with the look and feel of the Galaxy phone and Galaxy Tab product lines.

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Twitter.com/nateog

Image: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Credit: Samsung

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