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Apple injunction stops Samsung showing Galaxy Tab 7.7 at IFA show in Germany

Matt Scott

Samsung will have to remove its recently unveiled Galaxy Tab 7.7 from display at the IFA trade show in Germany following Apple's latest injunction.

Apple previously won an injunction preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 across Europe, although this was later overturned, with only Germany continuing to uphold the injunction.

The new injunction against the Galaxy Tab 7.7 states Samsung cannot sell or promote the Android device in Germany. As the IFA is being held in Berlin, the tablet and all related materials have had to be removed.

Samsung's defence that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 was not for sale in Germany did little to dissuade the court from deciding in Apple's favour. However, the ruling will not prevent future sales across the rest of Europe.

Samsung spokesman James Chung told Bloomberg Samsung respects the court's decision, but added that the injunction severely limits consumer choice in Germany.


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