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

samsung logoSamsung 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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Top Rated Comments

Peace Avatar
165 months ago
Why...don't ....they...just....give.....up...
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eddyisgreat Avatar
165 months ago
too late.

everybody already has one.
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
l.w41sh Avatar
165 months ago
Samsung is just jealous...
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Juan007 Avatar
165 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.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Deflorator Avatar
165 months ago
Pff

Desperate copycat is desperate...
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alphaod Avatar
165 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.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)