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Samsung Also Seeking to Ban iPhone 4S Sales in Japan and Australia

Samsung is further stepping up its legal actions against Apple's latest iPhone in a new series of legal filings on Monday.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has filed for preliminary injunctions in both the Tokyo District Court and in the New South Wales Registry, Australia to halt sales of the Phone 4S in those countries.
"We are now counter-attacking Apple again," said James Chung, a spokesman at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung has already filed similar requests in France and Italy late last week. The action could also threaten sales of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 in Japan.

The legal battle is ranging all over the world. However, the WSJ notes that last week Samsung had lost a request for ban of Apple products in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, Apple has successfully won an injunction preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Apple has also seen some preliminary success against Samsung in the U.S. for the ongoing legal dispute.

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40 months ago
Why...don't ....they...just....give.....up...
Rating: 43 Votes
40 months ago
too late.

everybody already has one.
Rating: 42 Votes
40 months ago
Samsung is just jealous...
Rating: 26 Votes
40 months ago
Desperate copycat is desperate...
Rating: 25 Votes
40 months ago
Good luck with that, Samsung. I fell over laughing reading this article, no doubt a bunch of Japanese judges will be doing the same shortly.

Apple innovates, Samsung copies, that's the truth. Nobody knows this better than the Japanese. Samsung has been reverse engineering Sony designs for years and using it as free R&D.
Rating: 25 Votes
40 months ago
I'm pretty sure the only place Samsung would have any luck getting an injunction for the iPhone 4S is in South Korea, and I don't think it's even sold there.
Rating: 24 Votes
40 months ago

It infringes upon rounded corners and black bezels. Apple has a patent on that.


Your sig says it all and while you attempt to show that you are just against big boys playing rough games, your history of posts shows otherwise.

Stop pretending, just admit it. You dont like Apple period. Then at least we could accept your comments as an honest opinion.
Rating: 21 Votes
40 months ago
Once Apple moves all production away from Samsung (and it's only a question of 'when' not 'if'), I think Apple will want nothing more to do with the Samsung - at least for a long, long time.

Several of Samsung's devices look so much like original Apple products, even Samsung's lawyers can't tell the difference! I Love this!! (in an emphatic head-shaking way). If Samsung had a legitimate case then I'd say: go for it. You're fully entitled, and tut tut to Apple.

But this maneouvring by Samsung is just plain dumb. Many people see Apple as 'slick' and 'cool', that for Samsung to be seen antagonising Apple will result in a lot of negativity for Samsung.

Samsung - admit you were wrong, go and hang your head in the corner, and design something original. And stop attempting to steal media hype for gadgets away from Apple, as you recently did in Sydney - with $2 Galaxy S's. :o
Rating: 21 Votes
40 months ago

Did you read the article?


Why yes I did, thanks for asking. This is the article related to Japan and Australia. If you would like I can direct you towards the one related to France and Italy.
Rating: 19 Votes
40 months ago
Despite some die hard "anti-Apple" people that no matter what happens in court will say that nobody copied anything (usually Android lovers by the way), I think this whole movement by Samsung is one of the worst public relations they could have done.

I for one always looked at their products and brand with a good eye, now, I just avoid their products basically because I completely dislike the way they have been handling this.
Rating: 16 Votes

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