Wireless communication device manufacturer Samsung has been barred from selling three models of its Galaxy smartphones in a number of countries in Europe.
This decision has come after Apple filed a claim for patent infringement.
According to Apple, Samsung had copied technology owned by the firm relating to the way photos are displayed on devices.
Samsung welcomed the judgement, explaining: "Today's ruling is an affirmation that the Galaxy range of products is innovative and distinctive.
"With regard to the single infringement cited in the ruling, we will take all possible measures including legal action to ensure that there is no disruption in the availability of our Galaxy smartphones to Dutch consumers."
In other news, Android's share of the smartphone market has increased once again, rising to 47 per cent of worldwide smartphone sales in the second quarter of 2011.
This is according to Michael Morgan, senior analyst for mobile devices at ABI Research, who said that he expects to see this figure continue to rise in the coming months.