Apple has been engaged in a number of legal struggles with various competing companies in the mobile technology and smartphone accessories industries, including Motorola Mobility, Samsung and HTC. On November 4, a district court in Mannheim, Germany, granted Motorola a sales injunction against Apple over two patent violations allegedly made by the Cupertino, California-based company.
According to PCWorld, neither Apple nor electronics retailers in Germany appear to fear the injunction's possible consequence's on Apple's sales. This was confirmed in a statement made by a spokesperson for the company.
"This is a procedural issue and has nothing to do with the merits of the case," the statement said, according to the news source. "It does not affect our ability to sell products or do business in Germany at this time."
Despite this, the injunction offers serious consequences if its terms are violated. If Apple provides any of the devices that allegedly infringe on the aforementioned Motorola patents, which were not named but likely include the iPhone and iPad, the company will be fined 250,000 euros.
ZDNet U.K. reports that as of November 7, Apple's German online store still had iPhones and iPads available for sale.