Oct 17, 2011

Samsung Also Seeking to Ban iPhone 4S Sales in Japan and Australia


Samsung is further stepping up its legal actions against Apple's latest iPhone in a new series of legal filings on Monday. 

The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has filed for preliminary injunctions in both the Tokyo District Court and in the New South Wales Registry, Australia to halt sales of the Phone 4S in those countries.

"We are now counter-attacking Apple again," said James Chung, a spokesman at Samsung Electronics."

Samsung has already filed similar requests in France and Italy late last week. The action could also threaten sales of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 in Japan. 

The legal battle is ranging all over the world. However, the WSJ notes that last week Samsung had lost a request for ban of Apple products in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, Apple has successfully won an injunction preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Apple has also seen some preliminary success against Samsung in the U.S. for the ongoing legal dispute.





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