According to sources, Apple Inc. has lost its second German appeal’s court bid to ban the sales of Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet computer.
Apple appealed the Munich Higher Regional Court to block the sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus mobile phone, which has been rejected by the court this week. A Dusseldorf appeals panel on July 24 rejected a similar motion relying on European design rights.
Apple has been fighting over Samsung’s Tablet computer in courts across the globe for about a year. The iPad maker scored a victory in January when a sales ban on the older Galaxy 10.1 model was upheld by Dusseldorf appeals judges.
A U.K. judge earlier this month ruled that the 10.1 tablet didn’t infringe Apple’s design rights, while U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in June issued an order blocking U.S. sales of the device.
Samsung said in an e-mailed statement that Apple was “trying to limit consumer choice and discourage innovation through their excessive and flawed legal arguments.”
Apple’s German press office declined to comment.