∞ Apple blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe

FOSS Patents:

The leading German news agency, dpa, just reported that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1, barring distribution of the product in the entire European Union except for the Netherlands on the grounds of an alleged infringement of Apple’s iPad-related [European] Community design no. 000181607-0001. I can confirm that Apple has a separate lawsuit underway in the Netherlands as well, asserting the same Community design.

Apple’s complaint involves the design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, according to FOSS Patents. Apple and Samsung – which Apple uses as a parts supplier – have been at odds for months, with each company filing suits and counter suits in countries around the world.

Hat tip: Daring Fireball