Apple has again lost a bid to ban the modified Galaxy Tab 10.1N from Samsung, a report from Bloomberg notes.
The news comes after a court in Munich also denied Apple’s request to stop the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N.
This time, the Düsseldorf Regional Court in Germany denied Apple’s request for a ban on the Samsung tablet saying that “the Galaxy Tab 10.1N now sufficiently differs from the form Apple has registered as a design right.”
The Düsseldorf court further said that “Apple’s iPads and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1N now are two competing products of equal value.”
This development deals a blow to Apple’s bid to ban the modified Galaxy Tab device which was admittedly adapted by Samsung to dodge Apple’s design rights.
Apple and Samsung are involved in a bitter legal battle which started when Apple sued its rival South Korean consumer electronics giant, which is also its biggest supplier, last April saying it was slavishly copying its products.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1N has a wraparound metal frame incorporating front-facing speakers which slightly makes it wider than the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The Free Dictionary: slavishly definition: of or characteristic of a slave; ”’especially”’. →