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Apple Launches New Attack on Samsung in Germany

by Brandon Russell | January 17, 2012January 17, 2012 12:45 pm PST

Apple vs SamsungFor most, the introduction of a new year typically gives people the opportunity to change, turn over a new leaf. For Apple, it’s business as usual. The Cupertino-based company on Tuesday filed another suit in Germany, this time gunning for 10 of Samsung’s most popular smartphone models, including the Galaxy S II. In addition, a concurrent suit was filed by Apple against five of Samsung’s tablets.

The filing is based on Apple design rights for Apple in Europe, Bloomberg reports, and isn’t filed under emergency proceedings. Therefore, the filings will allow Apple to approach the suits with a new procedure that could potentially ban the Galaxy 10.1N, a modified version of the Galaxy 10.1. A similar suit was filed in 2011 that saw Apple win an injunction against the Galaxy 10.1 in Germany, but the company failed to win the same ruling in an Australian court late last year.

Over the past six months, skirmishes between the two companies have become a popular topic of discussion in the race for market share dominance. It’s been quite the battle, too, with Samsung gaining the overall edge in the global market due in large part to the company’s sheer amount of smartphone options.┬áIf Apple doesn’t win its two newest filings against Samsung, the Cupertino-based company will no doubt find new ways to stand against its competitors. For now, this is just another blip in what will surely be an endless fight in courts across the globe.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...