Feeds

New Apple move against Galaxy Tab on Euro front

Jobs wants rival slabs shipped back to Samsung right now

The essential guide to IT transformation

Apple has told the Dutch court it expects Samsung to write to all its European dealers recalling Galaxy phones and tablets, with stock to be returned within 14 days at Samsung's expense.

The letter, seen by Dutch publication Webwereld, requires all stocks to be immediately shipped back to the Netherlands (where Samsung handles its EU distribution). Apple also expects Samsung to remind retailers that if they don't return the stock they could be liable for infringing the same patents Apple is holding against the manufacturer.

The development is significant as the last ban, imposed by a German court on sales of the Tab 10.1, lasted less than a week before the court's EU-wide authority was called into question. So shops outside Germany hardly had time to take down the signs, and didn't bother anyway as it was far from clear if the ban would matter to them.

This is probably why Apple wants Samsung to make it absolutely clear that dealers could be liable if they don't have the gear wrapped up and ready to ship back within 14 days.

Not that Samsung is likely to concede any such point for a while; the next Dutch hearing isn't until the next week and there are still many battles to fight in this war. But the letter is an indication of how seriously Apple is taking the whole thing, and how much blood is going to have to be spilled before it's over. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws
Yep, that one place you'd hoped you wouldn't find 'em
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.