Samsung have been forced to pull their Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 from their exhibition stand at the IFA technology show.
The 7.7-inch tablet from Samsung had previously been on display with a sticker that read “Not for sale in Germany” but yesterday all tablets along with posters and other promotional material had been removed. The Tablet was pulled after an injunction that bans all sales and marketing of the larger Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany was upheld.
As we all know the patent war between Samsung and Apple has been ongoing for many months; Apple was granted the preliminary injunction on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 last month by a court in Dusseldorf. The ban originally applied to all European countries but this was later overturned as the German court had no jurisdiction over other nations.
Details on the injunction still remain unclear as the initial injunction applied to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung’s European PR director, Brendon Gore had this to say regarding the news, “We took it away yesterday. It’s not here,” he said on Sunday. “When we get an official communication from the Dusseldorf court, we can comment. That’s all I can say.”
This latest news will come as a blow to Samsung who only two days ago had launched the tablet at IFA. James Chung another spokesman for Samsung says the new injunction “severely limits consumer choice in Germany,” but stated Samsung “respects the court’s decision,” and will do everything to protect it’s products.