Apple aims to wipe out Samsung Galaxy range in Europe

Apple aims to wipe out Samsung Galaxy range in EuropeThe legal battle between Samsung and Apple keeps getting hotter – and frankly more brutal – by the day. According to Webwereld, Apple is now going after the entire Galaxy range in Europe.

That’s apparently the gist of a complaint filed by Apple in the Netherlands. An injunction would ban the sale and import of the devices in question, and since the Netherlands is Europe’s entry point, the case could affect the entire continent.

The complaint was filed at the Hague, and names the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy S II among others. It reads: "Apple demands that Samsung and its subsidiaries send a “letter of request” to all their European clients to recall all infringing products from stock “within 14 days” and offer compensation of the purchase price as well as transport costs.

"Apple demands that Samsung’s letter should include a statement saying that if clients don’t comply, that they themselves violate Apple’s intellectual property rights."

The Europe-wide injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was recently lifted, pending Samsung’s appeal on August 25.

A ruling on the Dutch case will take place on September 15.

via: ZDNet

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CTPAHHIK  Aug. 19, 2011 at 16:25

Keeping fingers crossed that Dutch judge is not a complete moron as it was the case with German counterpart.

blizzard7  Aug. 19, 2011 at 16:37

Right about now would be a good time to pick up the rights to make a Hollywood blockbuster about this epic struggle between two supergiants.

socialjeebus  Aug. 19, 2011 at 18:59

Lol so now Apple is threatening to go after customers who have purchased legally and in good faith? Sounds lie more postering~they sound really desperate hoping to fling so much **** that some of it sticks. Meanwhile Apple have already lost a test case here in Korea and had to pay over 1 million won (about 550 quid) to a iphone customer for storing his data without consent. 27,000 people (with more to follow - I'm encouraging the wife to get on board!) have launched a class action suit.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 19, 2011 at 19:49

no, socialjeebus, you misread, methinks. merchants. not endusers are "Samsung's clients".
That is ludicrous...
I bet about 20,000 lawyers can't wait for iPhone 5 launch in re. payback lol
That's one way to keep us entertained during a hot recession.

socialjeebus  Aug. 19, 2011 at 20:30

In general I meant the merchants and phone networks who supply the phones but don't forget endusers can purchase directly through Samsung too using their online store so potentially they could become a target too. Are apple really going to pursue the likes of the T-mobile store or O2 shop for stocking and supplying the Galaxy S2 or even the likes of Argos or John Lewis? After all these have either supplied based on existing contracts or bought in stock in good faith. If I was Samsung I'd see right through the hoax that Apple is going to tie itself up in court with virtually every mobile phone merchant and mobile phone network in Europe for stocking/providing the Galaxy S2,etc. That kind of strategy would be commercial suicide.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 19, 2011 at 22:13

oh,
gotcha ;)

JohnnyUtah  Aug. 20, 2011 at 10:16

I think I'll buy a Blackberry instead! It will be safer :-)

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 20, 2011 at 16:05

JohnnyUtah,
in what regards will a BB Playbook be safer?

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 20, 2011 at 16:47

Johnny, Jan's right, the Playbook had some ominous security flaws discovered the other week :p, despite the US Govt. previously saying their employees could use it. You'll be perfectly safe buying a Galaxy device, Apple are after Samsung themselves, not the end consumers individually. Anyway, I'm not giving my SGS2 up to the fascist pig...sorry I meant Steve Jobs...sometimes that happens to me, I type things accidentally.

JohnnyUtah  Aug. 20, 2011 at 18:27

Tumbleweeds for my little joke! ... I was just joking about buying a bland BB Bold to avoid the Apple police kicking my front door in on a dawn raid sometime.

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