Apple claims the Samsung Galaxy Tab is too similar to the iPad and wins a ruling to block shipment of the tablet from entering most of Europe.

This article titled “Apple ruling blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab shipments across EU” was written by Josh Halliday, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 10th August 2011 09.14 UTC

European customs officers have been ordered to seize shipments of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab computers after Apple won a preliminary injunction against the Korean electronics giant in an acrimonious patent dispute.

Samsung on Wednesday said it would act immediately to lift the blockade, which prevents sales of its flagship tablet computer in the European Union, except the Netherlands.

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