On Tuesday, MMi reported that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1., the result of which leaves the tablet effectively barred from distribution across most of the European Union.
A few hours ago, the Wall Street Journal confirmed that Samsung will go to court on August 25th to appeal the aforementioned decision, which - for obvious reasons - stands to hurt Samsung's business across the majority of the European continent.
The device--released earlier this summer, and which runs on Google Inc.'s Android operating system--is widely considered to be the most promising competitor to Apple's iPad, which has dominated the market since its release last year. Apple claims Samsung copied its products.
Despite the high-profile legal wrangling across Europe, Apple is similarly seeking a comparable preliminary injunction against Samsung over the Galaxy Tab in Australia. For now, Samsung is holding off on launching the tablet "Down Under" until that matter is resolved.