Samsung Loses iPhone 4S Sales Ban Bid in France

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Samsung has revealed that it has lost a bid to get a temporary sales injunction on the iPhone 4S in France, a new report reveals.

According to Reuters, Samsung has confirmed on Friday that a French court has rejected the Suwon, South Korea-based company’s request for a preliminary sales ban on the iPhone 4S in the country.

The latest development comes after an Australian court on Friday lifted a sales ban imposed on the Galaxy Tab line of tablet computes in Australia which was granted in October at the request of Apple.

Samsung and Apple have been in a long-drawn and acrimonious legal battle since April when Apple launched its first legal attack on Samsung claiming that the Asian tech giant is “slavishly” copying its products.

Samsung has lost a bid for a preliminary ban on the iPhone 4S in France. Image: Yoshikazu Takada / Flickr (CC)

The legal battles, which span lawsuits in courts located in 10 different countries, threatens the healthy supply relationship between Apple and Samsung.

Apple is Samsung’s biggest components customer and Samsung makes integral parts put into Apple devices including the iPhone 4S.

According to Reuters, Samsung would review the case regarding the iPhone 4S in France.