Apple’s legal team has been dealt another blow in Germany, where a court today shot down the company’s requests for a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Apple sued the South Korean firm earlier in 2011, after alleged Samsung’s Galaxy line of mobile phone and tablets “slavishly copied” the iPhone and iPad.
In Germany, Apple won the initial ruling where it was judged that the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.7 were infringing upon the iPad. Both Samsung tablets were barred from being sold in the country.
This prompted the South Koreans to make physical changes to the 10.1 and giving it a name change to the 10.1N. Cupertino then challenged the 10.1N and the court ruled on Thursday there were “clear differences” between the 10.1 and the iPad. A Munich court also ruled a similar decision on the issue, clearing the tablet to be sold.