The German court that imposed a draconian ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, preventing the South Korean tech giant from selling the device anywhere in the European Union, has lifted the prohibition... mostly. Samsung is now allowed to sell its flagship tablet anywhere in Europe except Germany.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the Dusseldorff court's power to ban sales of the device in other countries has come into question. Samsung previously scheduled an appeal to the original ruling for August 25, and if that appeal goes forward as planned, the stakes will have considerably lessened. 

Samsung's right to sell the Galaxy Tab has been challenged by Apple, who claims the device, and several others by different manufacturers, infringe on patents awarded to the iPad 2.