updated 07:15 pm EDT, Tue August 9, 2011
Company attempts to reassure buyers
Samsung has quickly responded to its loss against Apple in German courts, where a judge approved a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Although the decision in Germany is widely viewed as a threat to Galaxy Tab distribution throughout the entire European Union, Samsung suggests the move is not yet final and will not have an affect on the other legal battles the company is fighting against Apple in other markets.
This decision by the court in Germany in no way influences other legal proceedings filed with the courts in Europe and elsewhere," said Samsung director of public relations Kim Titus.
The court has threatened a 250,000 euro (~$350,000 USD) fine and other punishments if Samsung is found to violate the sales ban. If the decision is not overturned, the ban is said to extend to all European Union countries except for the Netherlands.
"The request for injunction was filed with no notice to Samsung, and the order was issued without any hearing or presentation of evidence from Samsung," Titus said. "We will take all necessary measures to ensure Samsung's innovative mobile communications devices are available to customers in Europe and around the world." [via SlashGear]