South Korea's leading electronics company Samsung wants to seek a ban in France and Italy
on sales of Apple's newly released iPhone. The move comes in the latest round of its legal battle with the US technology giant.
A spokesman for Samsung said it was "virtually going into an all-out war" with Apple.The computer companies battle over copyright infringements has hit a new turn
Samsung will file preliminary injunctions in the two countries to ban sales of the iPhone 4S. They also plan to file preliminary injunctions in other countries "after further review".
The lawsuit comes after Apple unveiled its iPhone 4S, which will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Britain on October 14 and in another 22 countries including Italy from October 28.
"Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free-ride on our technology, and we will steadfastly protect our intellectual property," Samsung said.
"Overall, it was upgraded, but nothing much has been significantly innovated," Kiwoom Securities said in a report.