Last month Apple was granted an injunction against Samsung, and blocked Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.
However one retailer is not backing down despite legal threats from Apple – dMavo, displaying the message, “We will not bow down to Apple,” before removing it off their website.
Dmavo.com.au are restructured their online business and have set up an entirely new entity elsewhere in Europe to push the tablets outside the jurisdiction of the Australian courts. “We have a new entity established and a separate server – just to deal with the tablet orders – that is undergoing testing as of last Saturday. Was Apple just bluffing or do they really want to play the cat and mouse game?,” said Wojtek Czarnocki dMavo’s Managing Director.
Czarnocki stated that setting up the new entity cost him next to nothing, and that he had received legal advice and was comfortable his local operations would not be liable for any actions undertaken by the new entity.
It seems Australian’s are flocking to dMavo to purchase the blocked Samsung devices, with demand so high that servers had almost collapsed on a number of occasions. On the dMavo Facebook page potential buyers were posting comments about the website being down, and privacy concerns.
dMavo will continue to sell the devices, and is awaiting Samsung’s 25 November court appeal of the injunction, hoping to overturn the decision granted to Apple.