Despite the Samsungbeing banned in Australia one retailer disregarded the temporary country-wide injunction, ignoring threats of legal action from Apple.
dMavo has sold and continues to sell the Samsung in Australia which is under a temporary injunction by created “a new entity” to handle requests specifically for Samsung’s tablet, by taking orders through a European server outside of Australian court jurisdiction and shipping the tablets from Asia. Apple has yet to seek any official legal action against the resellers, however the company is reportedly threatening to sue.
“Was Apple just bluffing or do they really want to play the cat and mouse game,” Wojtek Czarnocki of dMavo asked. “We’re up for it.”
It is unclear if these steps will actually prevent legal action but themaker could apply to the Australian Federal Court for further injunctions even if a seller was based overseas, however it would be difficult to enforce without Apple asking international courts to cooperate.
This is not the first time dMavo managing director Czarnocki has stood up against patent and copyright infringement actually being jailed last year.