An employee of KT holds an Apple Inc's iPad 2 (R) tablet and a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab tablet as he poses for photographs in this picture illustration taken April 22, 2011. (TRUTH LEEM/REUTERS)

The court handed down the ban earlier this month after a complaint from Apple said that the tablet copies its iPad.

The ban is still in place in Germany, but the court has reversed part of its order due to doubts over whether or not it had the jurisdiction to impose restrictions outside the country.

The Dutch site had previously reported that Apple fudged some facts in its court documents to make the Galaxy Tab 10.1 look more like the iPad, but PCPro reports that the judge handling the case had seen both products, dispelling rumors that the filing had influenced the decision.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., smartphone maker HTC filed a new lawsuit against Apple with the International Trade Commission Tuesday over three patents, Reuters reported. HTC is seeking to block imports of the iPhone and the iPad based on three patents it holds. Two of those patents come from HTC’s acquisition of patents from S3.

The commission ruled that Apple‘s Mac OS X operating system infringed on two graphics patents from S3 in July; the ITC has also found that HTC smartphones infringed on two Apple patents.

Not all of Apple’s lawsuits are over patents, however. News came out of South Korea Tuesday that 27,000 Apple consumers are suing the company over what they claim are privacy violations, The Associated Press reported. The suit alleges that Apple’s iPhone illegally collected location data; each person in the suit is seeking damages equivalent to $932.

The lawyer in the case, Kim Hyeong-seok, won a privacy case against Apple in South Korea earlier this year.

Earlier this year, Apple faced scrutiny from Congress after researchers discovered that some iOS devices were mistakenly storing caches of location data.

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