Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Escapes Netherlands Ban

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has hit the shelves in the Netherlands after the country escaped the EU-wide ban imposed on the tablet by a German court, thanks to a legal loophole.

The temporary injunction on sales of the Honeycomb device is the result of a lengthy legal battle between Apple and Samsung over alleged copyright infringement, a courtroom spat which came to a head last week when a German judge ruled that the Korean manufacturer had copied the iPad 2’s look for its slim tablet and banned it from sale in EU countries.

Whilst the Netherlands initially escaped having the opportunity to purchase the much-vaunted slate denied, the Californian company did push for a separate ban to be put in the place in the country. However, the firm has now been told that a decision will not be made until 15 September, meaning Samsung can still sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in that territory for the time being at least.

Samsung, who claimed that it was given no notice before the injunction was issued, is set to appeal its case to a Dutch court on 25 August.

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