Apple has just won a massive victory against Samsung and their shameless copying of Apple’s designs and trademarks. A Netherlands judge has now granted a preliminary injunction preventing Samsung from selling their Galaxy series of smartphones.
A similar injunction was issued by a German court banning sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but was overturned due to the court exceeded its own authority in issuing the EU-wide ban. The above image shows the Galaxy S alongside an iPhone 3GS. Note the ridiculous number of similarities.
According to FOSS Patents, it is still possible for Samsung to get around the ban, since the injunction only prevents three Samsung subsidiaries from selling the Galaxy S, and Samsung’s South Korea office could easily distribute the Galaxy S to Europe.
Whether or not it is possible for Samsung to weasel their way around this, isn’t the bigger point that Samsung should just try coming up with some of their own ideas instead of trying (and failing) to make their dollars by copying the designs and ideas of others? Seriously, Samsung. Innovation, not imitation.