Apple has filed another lawsuit against Samsung Electronics to ban the sale of 10 Samsung smartphone models across Europe. Apple requested an injunction from the Regional Court of Dusseldorf against the Korean company, claiming that it violated its design patents, the court said Tuesday.
Apple's suit targets models including the Galaxy S Plus and the Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S Plus was released this year, while the Galaxy S2 is Samsung's leading smartphone model that has sold more than 10 million units.
The Dusseldorf court last month rejected Apple's request for an injunction halting the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet PC.
Several courts have rejected requests by Samsung or Apple for an injunction against the sale of each other's products, because they found it hard to rule in favor of either side in preliminary injunction proceedings rather than in proper proceedings on the merits. This is because either firm would suffer huge economic losses if products are banned before the main case is decided.
Apple's latest filing suggests that it is determined not to back down.