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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 still legal in the Netherlands

Despite successfully halting the sales of all Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1s in Europe, Apple are still struggling to get the device banned in the Netherlands, which escaped the European crackdown through a legal loophole.

Apple have since pushed a court in The Hague to take the same decision as the court in Dusseldorf which ordered Samsung to hold off on sales of its flagship Android tablet, only to be told that the Dutch court will take no decision on the matter until September 15th.

In defence of its heavy-handed action against Samsung, Apple claimed that it is doing what it must to protect its intellectual property. “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad” said an Apple spokesperson. “This kind of blatant copying is wrong.”

Samsung have since been told by the German court that they can appeal the injunction preventing the sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 on August 25th, so possibly this will all be a non-issue by the time the court in the Netherlands comes to consider it. One way or another, it’s going to be a make-or-break month for Samsung’s plucky tablet.


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