Dutch Court Rejects Apple Bid To Ban Samsung Tablets

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 2:28 PM EST) -- Apple Inc.'s efforts to block Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. tablet computers from being sold in the Netherlands came up short Tuesday when an appeals court in the Hague denied Apple's challenge to an August decision that declined to impose a ban.

Apple claimed the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the preceding 10.1v were too similar to the iPad and a “community design” that Apple registered in the European Union in 2004, and tried to have both Samsung products banned. A trial judge nixed that request Aug....
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