It seems that the Apple vs Samsung patent dispute has shifted battlegrounds, moving all the way from Australia over to Europe. Apparently, a district court in Düsseldorf ruled that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet from Samsung will not be able to be sold across the whole European Union – save for the Netherlands. Funny, it seems as though the Netherlands, being one of the more liberal countries in the EU, tend to go against the grain.
Don’t you think of it as rather strange that an injunction which was issued in Germany could actually impact the whole EU? At a glance, it seems that the relevant case law does support such a stance, although it might not be the case. Here’s a crazy theory pulled out from the air – perhaps what Germany says, goes, considering how everyone else has to bow down to them being the biggest economy in the whole EU, as they have a huge say in whether to bail out other ailing EU members from their collapsing economies. What do you think of the whole situation? Will it spill over to other continents as well?
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